Manchester United will not allow Alex Telles to join Roma on loan, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Brazilian left-back was brought in last summer to provide competition for Luke Shaw.
Despite not being Ole Solskjaer’s first choice in the position, Telles remains a vital part of the squad.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 16, 2021
His crossing and set-piece delivery offer a different dynamic United, while his arrival sparked improvement from Shaw.
However, Roma desperately need a new left-back following the injury suffered by Leonardo Spinazzola at the European Championships.
The Italian left-back was in the form of his life and one of the players of the tournament before rupturing his Achilles.
He is expected to be out until January, which leaves new Roma manager Jose Mourinho with a headache ahead of the upcoming season.
Roma were recently linked with a move for Borussia Mönchengladbach left-back Ramy Bensebaini, but they face competition from Juventus to secure his services.
Another option for Roma is Ricardo Califiori. The 18-year-old is one of the best young prospects in Italy, and pundits have tipped him to shine in Serie A.
However, Roma will test United’s resolve for Telles as they strive to fill in a massive hole in their squad.