Manchester United are reportedly getting closer in their attempt to sign Porto star Alex Telles.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on signing a left-back and missed out on now Tottenham ace Sergio Reguilon earlier in the summer.

His attentions have turned to Telles, who scored twice and provided an assist as Porto beat Braga 3-1 over the weekend.

United are desperate to strengthen having been beaten 3-1 at Old Trafford by Crystal Palace in their opening Premier League game of the season.

And Portuguese outlet A Bola report there has been ‘concrete progress’ in United pursuit of Telles in recent hours.

Alex Telles is a key transfer target for Manchester United
Alex Telles is a key transfer target for Manchester United

It’s claimed that he would almost quadruple his wages were he to head to Old Trafford with Porto wanting €20m for the defender.

United have made just one signing this summer, bringing Donny van de Beek to the Premier League from Ajax.

And Solskjaer recently explained why there have been so many struggles for the Premier League giants during the transfer window.

He said: “It's not as big a pool as for other clubs, because part of Man United and being good enough is one thing.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made just one signing for Man Utd this summer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made just one signing for Man Utd this summer

“Then you've got another club that probably want to keep that type of player of that quality. My focus is us, of course.

“We sit down and we discuss and we have plans, sometimes it doesn't happen as planned. Life isn't a straight line here. Sometimes things happen.

“I've always said, these players, I'm very happy to work with them. Of course, I'm not going to take anything away from them either, because we have to go into this season confident with how we did towards the end of the season. We need that consistency, of course, to start with. That's key.

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“And transfers, there's still a few weeks left on the transfer window. It might happen that we get someone in. I work with a club and they know what I feel this team and the squad needs.

"Let's see if we can add to what we have, but the ones who are here. They've really taken a step forward and done themselves good favours to be in the squad moving forward.”