It’s a very confusing time to be Diogo Dalot these days, or anyone remotely paying attention to what the future could hold for him.

Some state that he’s done enough for Milan to warrant making a move for him in the summer, while others believe he will return to Manchester United.

Gazzetta dello Sport, who revealed last week that a €25m purchase clause was included in the deal taking the Portuguese defender away from Old Trafford, are in the latter camp.

In an article looking at the situation of the various loanees at San Siro these days, they make it clear that Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori is the only one Milan are seriously considering keeping.

That means the likes of Soualiho Meïté, Brahim Díaz and Dalot are all expected to head back to their respective clubs in the summer.

For the Manchester United man, it’s said he’s ‘destined to return to base’ and he ‘will return to United’.

The reason for that is ‘the performance so far has not been great’, and while they do leave the door open for that to change, they state all will head back ‘barring unlikely surprises’.

That says it all, really.