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Everton could make third attempt to sign Manchester United defender in summer transfer window

Everton will reportedly reignite their interest in Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot in the summer transfer window.

Dalot has never been favoured by United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and is out on a season-long loan with AC Milan.

The Portuguese full-back even faced his parent club in the Europa League last-16 tie last month but his long-term future at Old Trafford seems uncertain.

United require a player to provide competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back but Dalot is yet to prove to Solskjaer he can fill that role.

The Athletic report that Dalot is one of the two most likely players that United would move on in a summer window that will be hugely affected by the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

And according to the Liverpool Echo, Everton have already made two failed attempts to sign Dalot in consecutive summer windows and may return for a third time as they look to strengthen at full-back.

The Echo reports that Dalot was very close to moving to Goodison Park last summer but United prevented a deal as they did not want to strengthen a direct rival.

Dalot, 21, was only a regular in AC Milan’s Europa League campaign and has failed to establish himself as a valued member of the first-team squad in Italy.

He has two years left on his current deal and may decide to pursue new opportunities if not afforded reassurances over game time by Solskjaer.

Carlo Ancelotti clearly admires the player and that continued interest may pique Dalot’s interest in a transfer to Merseyside.

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