Diogo Dalot: Manchester United near deal for Porto right-back
Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Porto’s teenage defender Diogo Dalot.
Dalot, 19, has a launch clause of £17.4m however United usually are not thought to have activated it but.
Supervisor Jose Mourinho believes the Portugal Underneath-21 worldwide right-back can present competitors for United captain Antonio Valencia.
Contact between the golf equipment has been made and it appears solely a matter of time earlier than the deal is accomplished.
Dalot has represented Portugal from under-15 to under-21 stage and made his Porto debut in October.
Mourinho is decided to strengthen his defence for what he hopes will probably be a far nearer Premier League battle with champions Manchester Metropolis subsequent time period.
Matteo Darmian is ready to affix Juventus, whereas Dutch worldwide Daley Blind is unlikely to nonetheless be a United participant by the beginning of the brand new season.
The Previous Trafford facet are nonetheless eager to signal Brazil midfielder Fred – who will play for his nation in opposition to Croatia at Anfield on Sunday – and Tottenham’s Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld earlier than the World Cup begins.
The way forward for midfielder and fellow Belgian Marouane Fellaini stays unsure however the chances are high rising that he’ll depart Previous Trafford this summer time.