Carlo Ancelotti reportedly has his eye on a move for Manchester United full back Diogo Dalot, which could help the Premier League club’s summer transfer plans.
Dalot was signed by Jose Mourinho from Porto in 2018, having only played eight times for the Portuguese team, for around £19 million.
Though he showed early signs of promise, it really hasn’t worked out for the right back so far in England and he went on loan to AC Milan last season.
That move didn’t really work out either, as he spent much of the season as backup and he has now returned to United, although he’s currently playing for Portugal at the Euros.
Now though his fortunes could be about to change, Portuguese outlet Correio da Manha, viaSport Witness, claim that Ancelotti wants to bring Dalot to the Bernabeu.
|Dalot hasn’t had much opportunity to prove himself at Manchester United. Image: PA Images
Los Blancos were following the 22-year-old before he moved from Porto to Old Trafford, but the report says it’s their new manager who wants to sign the full back.
The former Everton boss, who has replaced Zinedine Zidane after the Frenchman no longer felt he had the club’s backing, wants to ‘rejuvenate’ the Real defence.
Sergio Ramos has already left the club and he only has Dani Carvajal and Alvaro Odriozola at right back in his squad at the moment.
The interest in Dalot is certain to prick up the ears of those involved in transfers at United, with the club not giving up their hopes of signing Raphael Varane, despite Ramos’ departure.
United would surely be interested in trying to bring the centre back’s price down, especially if they can use a player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wasn’t interested in a year ago to help.
|United will hope they can sign Varane despite Ramos leaving the Bernabeu already. Image: PA Images
As well as the move for Varane, Real’s interest in Dalot could help their transfer plans in another way, with Solskjaer reportedly interested in Atletico Madrid right back Kieran Trippier.
The Spanish champions reportedly want as much as £40 million for the former Tottenham Hotspur full back and losing Dalot would accelerate their need to sign cover for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
United want more attacking threat down their right side, with interest in Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho coming to a conclusion as well, and Trippier would certainly bring that.
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