Manchester United are close to sealing a deal for Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani.

ESPN Deportes reported Cavani is set to fly to Manchester today for a medical.

He may not be the only South American who United will be signing for the first team.

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United remain linked to Porto left-back Alex Telles, and this has to be a big priority now.

Telles is one of Europe’s top attacking left-backs, and an excellent crosser of the ball.

One of the strengths of Cavani’s game is headed goals. Together the pair make a great fit.

Cavani will bring out the best in Telles, and vice versa. Both players give United an added dimension.

The veteran striker will do just fine without Telles, but getting the Brazilian in too will really maximise his strengths.

The Guardian reported Telles was keen on a move to United, although there was no agreement yet with Porto.

United were said to be willing to let this one run until the deadline, confident a deal can be struck for a player who has just one year left on his contract.

If this is a move United are able to do, it will be a smart one in conjuction with Cavani’s reportedly imminent arrival.

United want to be a top force, capable of doing more than just challenging for silverware, actually winning it. A double deal for Telles and Cavani will move the club a step closer.

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Alex Telles: Buccaneering Brazilian

  1. Alex Telles is an attacking full-back with an impressive goal contribution.

    In 95 games for Porto he has 30 assists and 20 goals. 14 of these strikes have been penalties.

  2. He has been an overlooked talent at international level

    Telles has only one international cap, earned last year. As he has an Italian passport, he did not require a work permit.

  3. Telles has experience and he is a proven winner

    For Porto, Telles has won two league titles and one Portuguese cup. He also won the Turkish Super Lig and two Turkish Cups playing for Galatasaray.

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