Italian Serie A giants AC Milan have opened talks with English Premier League side Manchester United over the possibility of signing defender Diogo Dalot on a permanent deal, according to multiple reports. The Portuguese defender left Old Trafford last summer and joined the Rossoneri on a temporary deal that will see him remain in Italy until at least the end of the season, but Milan want him to stay beyond the expiration of his temporary contract.
Manchester United manager Olé Gunnar Solksjær recently made it clear that the club do not have any plans of letting Dalot leave the club permanently and that they are preparing for his return to the Theater of Dreams, but it has not stopped Milan from attempting to prise away the right-back from the Premier League club.
In a recent meeting between the two European giants, a UEFA Europa League second-leg fixture which saw United secure a 1-0 at Milan to secure their passage to the next round of the competition, Dalot was once again a force to reckon with. He was solid at the back for the home side and also instrumental in the attack, but was unfortunately unable to help Milan progress to the next round.
However, his sublime performances reminded Solksjær how much improvement he has made in Italy, and how ready he is to challenge Aaron Wan-Bissaka for the right-back role at Old Trafford. Milan will continue in their attempt to sign Dalot in the summer but it does not look like United are ready to sell.