AC Milan are going ‘full speed ahead’ with some of their transfer business this summer, report Gazzetta dello Sport, however, that doesn’t include Diogo Dalot.
Manchester United are said to have put a ‘wall’ around the flexible fullback, which at the very least means they’re not so interested in Milan’s initial idea of another loan.
The Rossoneri would find it difficult to fund a full and permanent transfer for Dalot, and that’s why another loan, with a purchase option, would suit them down to the ground. They had the former Porto man on loan during the last campaign and whilst he wasn’t a regular when everyone was fit, Dalot was a useful member of the squad.
Gazzetta say Dalot being called up for Portugal’s Euro 2020 squad, to replace Covid positive Joao Cancelo, helps Manchester United in their quest to value their player highly.
This step could ‘fuel competition’ between other clubs who hold an interest in the 22-year-old.
Milan feel their advantage is having ‘the will of the player’ on their side, meaning he wants to return to them, however, they’d likely still need to come up with a better package than a loan renewal.