Manchester United block Roma’s loan move for Alex Telles

Jose Mourinho's former club Manchester United block AS Roma's loan move for Alex Telles. United are looking for a permanent deal for the left-back.

Alex Telles-Bruno Fernandes-Manchester United

Roma have been linked with a move for the Manchester United defender Alex Telles this summer.

According to reportsJose Mourinho wants to sign the defender on a loan deal this summer, but Manchester United have now blocked the move as they want to sell the player permanently.

Alex Telles has failed to hold down a regular starting berth at Old Trafford owing to the resurgence of Luke Shaw, and he will need to leave the Premier League club to play regularly.

Telles was brought in to push Shaw for the starting berth, but the England international has been unplayable in recent months. 

A move to the Italian club seems ideal for Telles on paper, and it will be interesting to see if Roma are prepared to sanction a permanent move for him.

The defender is valued at £15 million, and it seems like a reasonable asking price in today’s market.

Roma are in desperate need of left-back reinforcements because of the long term injury to Leonardo Spinazzola.

The Italian international picked up an Achilles injury while on international duty during the European Championships, and he is set to be sidelined for the next nine months.

Telles made just nine Premier League appearances last season, and he needs to play more often at this stage of his career.

If Roma are unwilling to pay the asking price for him, the left-back should look at other alternatives this summer.