United still working on multiple signings
Manchester United are holding talks with various clubs ahead of the European transfer window closing on October 5.
Telles is in the final year of his contract at Porto and the Portuguese club’s valuation of the 27-year-old is seen as the only thing holding the deal back.
In terms of outgoings, Chris Smalling is available for transfer and if the defender completes a permanent move to Roma itcould give United a boost in their pursuit of Telles.
MEN Sport revealed recently United were working on three new signings ahead of the deadline, but they will not be targeting a centre-back until next year despite the poor form of Victor Lindelof.
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Brooks and King transfer latest
Manchester United have changed their stance on Bournemouth pair David Brooks and Josh King and are now unlikely to sign either player before the transfer deadline.
MEN Sport understands the club’s recruitment team has evaluated both players. Brooks has been of particular interest to the club, but he was not considered an alternative to Sancho.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been an admirer of King for some time and knows him well from their time together with United’s reserve side.
The Norwegian international was considered an option before the club extended Odion Ighalo’s loan from Shanghai Shenhua, and it is believed the club will restart their hunt for a striker when Ighalo departs the club in January.
Sources at Bournemouth have indicated King could still leave the club before the deadline shuts, although Brooks is likely to remain with the Cherries in an attempt to build up his fitness and form in the Championship.
Leeds weighing up James transfer
Leeds United are considering a move for Manchester United winger Daniel James ahead of deadline day.
MEN Sport can reveal Whites managing director Angus Kinnear attended United’s Carabao Cup win against Luton during which James was an unused substitute.
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Kinnear is a boyhood Luton fan and obtained a scout’s pass to attend the game. He has previously met the 22-year-old when a move to Leeds fell through on deadline day in January 2019.
The situation was chronicled in the Amazon documentary series ‘Leeds United: Take Us Home’ during which Kinnear gave an interview praising the Welshman.
United agreed to sign James five months later for £15 million rising to £18m, but he has struggled to earn regular starts for Solskjaer’s side.