Man Utd agree deal with Borussia Dortmund for Diogo Dalot transfer

Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot is close to joining Borussia Dortmund after the two clubs agreed a deal. But the proposed transfer still hinges on United sourcing a replacement.

Despite showing initial promise when he first arrived at the club, Dalot has failed to establish himself under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He was frozen out and spent last season on loan at AC Milan. A positive pre-season offered hope of a role this season, but United are prepared to let him go.

A report from Sky Germany has revealed that an agreement between United and Dortmund was struck on Friday. The arrangement would see Dalot initially move to Germany on loan this season, with an obligation to buy inserted into the deal for next summer.

However, it may not be completed unless United can bring in someone else to replace him and provide cover for Aaron Wan-Bissaka before the transfer deadline on Tuesday night.

United had been hoping to sign Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid this summer. The 31-year-old is keen on a return home to England after spending the last two years in Spain, helping Los Rojiblancos win La Liga last season. But Atletico have stood firm over their valuation.

United thought they might be able to land Trippier for as a little as £10m, only for Atletico to ask for more almost three times as much. Talks stalled as a result, although The Athletic has reported that Dortmund’s interest in Dalot has kickstarted the negotiations for Trippier.

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Source : 90min