There has been a breakthrough in negotiations between Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund over Diogo Dalot, according to reports. The German side has been credited with interest and there is now an agreement in place.
That’s according to Sky Sports journalist Max Bielefeld, who claims that the two clubs have reached an agreement over a loan with the German side obliged to buy Dalot on a permanent basis upon the loan’s expiry.
The young defender spent last season on loan at AC Milan and impressed during his brief spell with the Italian side, attracting the interest of Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.
Breakthrough in the negotiations between Dortmund and Man United for a transfer of Diogo Dalot!
Both clubs agreed on loan plus obligation to buy yesterday.
— Max Bielefeld (@Sky_MaxB) August 28, 2021
Despite the two clubs agreeing on a deal, there is still work to be done, however. Manchester United are said to want a replacement before they let Dalot leave.
Dalot is currently Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backup to Aaron Wan-Bissaka and the Norwegian is unlikely to sanction a sale without filling the vacant spot. After announcing a deal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this week, another signing could take the Old Trafford club’s total up to five senior incomings.