One week from now we will be preparing for transfer deadline day.

The big hope we have is that Manchester United will not leave important business until next Monday.

It is important to get key deals done before deadline day, leaving the day clear to focus on any opportunistic moves which may become possible.

United then have two crucially important deals to focus on and attempt to progress over the next week.

Fabrizio Romano has given an update on the pair of them.

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Alex Telles

United are reported by The Guardian to be negotiating to sign the Porto left-back.

Telles can provide United with an extra attacking option from the position.

He has only one year left on his current deal, giving United an advantage in negotiations.

Telles too is reported to be keen on a move to Old Trafford.

Manager Sergio Conceicao was quoted by Yahoo Sport last week acknowledging he was comfortable with Telles leaving provided Porto can sign a replacement.

The longer United drag this out, the more difficult it is for Porto to do a deal themselves, potentially scuppering the move.


Telles featured for Porto at the weekend in a 5-0 victory over Boavista.

The Guardian reported United were trying to negotiate Porto’s asking price down from £18 million to £12 million.

Romano’s update shows United have made progress around agent fees, and a transfer fee hopefully is not far off.

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Jadon Sancho

A move for Jadon Sancho was the one we were hoping for long before the transfer window opened.

Last week The Mirror reported United would make a bid to Dortmund this week, and now it is put up or shut up time for Ed Woodward.

BBC Sport’s Howard Nurse tweeted last night that he expected Dortmund to be tested over Sancho by United this week.

Dortmund have consistently stated Sancho is not for sale, after United did not bid before their self-imposed deadline of August 10.

Sancho featured at the weekend for Dortmund as they lost 2-0 to Augsburg.

Dortmund want £108 million, although would consider the payment in installments, BILD reported earlier this summer.

Whatever else happens after these two deals, even if there is nothing more, this summer will end up feeling like a positive one despite the arduous journey to get to this point.

Anything less and it will feel like a missed opportunity.

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