Roma and Man Utd Stepped Up Talks Over Diogo Dalot Loan Move

Roma and Manchester United have reportedly stepped up negotiations over Diogo Dalot’s temporary switch to Serie A. According to Sky Sport Italia, talks between the two sides are well underway as Jose Mourinho looks to reunite with his former pupil at the Stadio Olimpico. 

Leonardo Spinazzola’s long-term injury has left Roma short of reliable full-back options. Rick Kardsdorp has no alternative on the right-hand side, and Mourinho intends to bring in competition in the January transfer window. Dalot, who joined Man United during the Special One’s reign at Old Trafford, has emerged as Roma’s prime target.

The versatile right-back spent last season in Serie A with AC Milan but failed to make his loan move permanent in the summer. Dalot returned to the Premier League but has since struggled to land regular first-team football under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. With Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw above him in the pecking order, the 22-year-old is open to leaving United on another temporary deal.

Roma are keen to sign Dalot in January. They are currently working on including a buy-out clause in the deal. The Giallorossi would reportedly fork out €1.5m to secure the Portuguese youngster’s services until June with an option to make it permanent for €15m. That option could also turn into a mandatory one, depending on the player’s showings in Rome.

Man United had a busy summer, bringing in several top players, including Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo. However, the Red Devils have endured a torrid start to this Premier League campaign and are looking to cut ties with some fringe stars, including Dalot. Their readiness to negotiate the sale plays in Roma’s favor.