Manchester United transfer news: Jose Mourinho close to deal for Porto full-back Diogo Dalot

The 19-year-old is considered a huge talent and has attracted interest from across Europe

Simon Peach
Wednesday 30 May 2018 14:17
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Manchester United are closing in on a deal for highly-rated Porto full-back Diogo Dalot, it's understood.

After finishing runners-up in both the Premier League and FA Cup, Jose Mourinho has set about trying to bolster his squad for an improved challenge next season.

Among United's targets is 19-year-old Porto full-back Dalot, who is preparing to switch the club he joined in 2008 for Old Trafford.

There is a good chance of a deal being reached between United and Mourinho's former club instead of using the 20 million euros (£17.5m) release clause that soon becomes active.

Dalot, a right-back capable playing on the left, has only made a handful of senior appearances for Porto, but is considered a huge talent and has attracted interest from many teams across Europe.

The teenager could be joined at Old Trafford by Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian midfielder Fred, while Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld has been linked with a move.

Long-time target Gareth Bale's clear agitation at Real Madrid will see his future monitored by United, while several players could exit this summer.

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Speculation continues over the future of Daley Blind, Anthony Martial, Matteo Darmian and Luke Shaw, while divisive midfielder Marouane Fellaini's contract expires this summer.

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