Since José Mourinho hinted that AS Roma’s squad isn’t good enough, the Giallorossi started getting a lot more mentions in the rumour mill.

One of their targets would be Manchester United fullback Diogo Dalot, who moved to Old Trafford when the Portuguese boss was in charge of the club.

It’s been said that Mourinho now wants the 22-year-old at Roma. With the player’s experience in Serie A when on loan at AC Milan last season, that’s been taken as a story that makes sense.

So as director Tiago Pinto today has a long chat with Sky Italia, he got a direct question regarding Dalot and Denis Zakaria. Asked if the club are really going for the two signings, the official tried to dodge the rumours a little.

“I don’t like talking about players from other clubs, I don’t like talking publicly about transfer strategies,” said Tiago Pinto (via Calcio Mercato).

“On the market, we cannot create great expectations for January because we all know what the January market is like. “

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“But we’re convinced that all together, ownership, scouting, Mourinho, Tiago Pinto, as we did in the summer, we will find the right solutions to maintain the sustainable approach we talked about, but at the same time improve the squad as well as the starters, Mourinho and me we want.”

The latest reports from Italy have been claiming that Manchester United only want to loan Dalot to Roma in January in case the Serie A side have an obligation to buy him for over €10-15m+ in the summer. The Giallorossi, however, don’t seem keen on spending that much.