Everton are reportedly planning a move for out-of-favour Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot this summer.
Dalot has only started one game since the restart and was omitted from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad that defeated LASK in the Europa League on Wednesday.
It was later confirmed by the Manchester Evening News that Dalot was ruled out through injury, but the Portugal youth international’s future at Old Trafford still remains unclear after another disappointing season.
The right-back has started just one league game in a campaign that has been disrupted through injuries and the arrival of the indispensable Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
It was damning that forgotten man Timothy Fosu-Mensah was selected ahead of the 21-year-old at left-back away to Crystal Palace in a key league game in July when Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams were both injured.
And according to the Daily Star, Everton are willing to give Dalot an escape route from Old Trafford in this summer’s window.
It is claimed Carlo Ancelotti has identified Dalot as one of two full-back signings this summer, and the Italian manager believes he can secure his services for as little as £10m.
Dalot could be seen as a long-term replacement for long-standing right-back Seamus Coleman.
The talented full-back might be one of the players Solskjaer would like to move on this summer as he looks to promote academy starlet Ethan Laird, but it would be a great shame to see him sold before Fosu-Mensah, particularly for as little as just £10m.
Dalot has plenty more to offer for the Reds and would perhaps benefit from a loan move before United decide to sell permanently to a Premier League rival.