Edinson Cavani And Alex Telles Undergoing Manchester United Medicals
Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles are reportedly undergoing medicals at Manchester United.
Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles are at Manchester United’s Carrington training complex ahead of their Deadline Day moves to the club.
Cavani, who is a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season, is set to sign a two-year deal and will provide some valuable experience to United’s youthful forward line.
Telles is expected to arrive at Old Trafford on a five-year deal after United agreed a £15.4m deal with Porto on Sunday, just hours after the Portuguese club turned down their initial offer.
The 27-year-old left-back – who is into the final year of his Porto contract – will fly to Brazil to join up with the national team once he has completed his move to United.
Cavani and Telles may not be the only two arrivals at Old Trafford on Deadline Day, although United must complete any deals before 11pm, when the Premier League’s transfer window closes.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been keen to sign a winger for the entire window and United have been in talks with Barcelona over a loan move for Ousmane Dembele, although both Barca and the 23-year-old are understood to prefer a permanent deal.
The move for Dembele came after United’s £91.3m offer Jadon Sancho was rejected by Borussia Dortmund last week.
The Bundesliga side have insisted on several occasions that any deal for the England winger had to be completed by August 10, and that their asking price of £108m must be met.
United are also looking at 18-year-old Penarol winger Facundo Pellistri, although the move for the Uruguayan is expected to be one for the future.
As well as incomings, there could also be outgoings from Old Trafford on Monday, with Chris Smalling’s return to Roma still on the table.
United are hoping the Serie A club – where Smalling spent last season on loan – will return with an improved offer, although he could stay and fight for his place in United’s defence.
Jesse Lingard and Sergio Romero could also still exit the club, although potential suitors are understood to be put off by their high wages.
Lingard is yet to feature for United in the league this season, and is into the final year of his contract, while Romero has dropped to third-choice goalkeeper following the return of Dean Henderson from his loan spell at Sheffield United.
Source: The African Media