Man Utd set to make a loss on Diogo Dalot if AC Milan get their desired deal

Manchester United look set to make a loss on Diogo Dalot if AC Milan get the deal they want for the Old Trafford outcast.

Stefano Pioli's side are reportedly keen to keep Dalot at the San Siro, despite a mixed season after being sent out on loan by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The right-back has made just 10 starts in Serie A with Milan on course for Champions League qualification, but featured more prominently in the Europa League.

He has also show his versatility, featuring as a left-back and a right-sided midfielder as well as in his favoured position.

But Milan are looking to land Dalot on the cheap, according to a report from Italy.

MilanNews24 claims technical director Paolo Maldini has already opened talks with United over a deal to take the 22-year-old on loan again next season.

The reports claims the Rossoneri want the deal to include an option to sign the 22-year-old permanently for €15million (around £12.8m).

That would see the Premier League side make a loss on the £19.8m they paid Porto for Dalot's services under Jose Mourinho's stewardship in 2018.

The Red Devils will no doubt want to negotiate for a higher fee – although by the end of next season Dalot will be entering the final year of his United contract, so his transfer value may have dropped significantly.

Dalot was signed ahead of the 2018/19 season, but found himself having to impress a new manager in Solskjaer after Mourinho was sacked midway through the campaign.

The Portuguese defender missed a chunk of last season through injury, and was shunted out on loan in October last year with his prospects looking bleak at United.

He does not appear to have a future at Old Trafford, with Aaron-Wan Bissaka a nailed-on starter at right-back, while Brandon Williams filled in during Tuesday's defeat to Leicester, and Axel Tuanzebe can also play the position.

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