Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has recommended the signing of Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot to his board.
The Portuguese right-back spent last campaign on loan at AC Milan and the club are keen on signing him permanently after Dalot impressed during his 33 appearances for the Serie A side.
But, the Red devils have so far been unwilling to play ball with Milan and Solskjaer could call on Dalot as back-up to Aaron Wan-Bissaka next campaign if the club fail to get a deal done for Atletico Madrid star Kieran Trippier.
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Should Trippier arrive, United would likely cash in on Dalot and AS claim that Ancelotti is a huge admirer of the former Porto man.
Ancelotti was interested in signing Dalot during his time at Everton and he feels Dalot could make the step up at Santiago Bernabeu, either on loan or on a permanent deal.
Dalot was given a late call-up into the Portugal team this summer after Joao Cancelo had to pull out due to coronavirus and the Euros further enhanced his reputation with Ancelotti.
Dalot, too, feels he’s now at a stage of his career where he needs to play more regularly having made just 34 appearances for Solskjaer’s side since joining from Porto in 2018 for £18m.
Meanwhile, United are close to signing Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane and have already agreed personal terms with the player.
However, they’re yet to open formal talks with Real Madrid for Varane – though they’re expected to do so in the next couple of days.
Madrid may choose to raise their interest in Dalot during discussions and the Portuguese star could be used to lower the asking price for Varane.