MANCHESTER UNITED star Diogo Dalot is wanted by AC Milan on a permanent deal after an impressive loan spell.
The Portuguese defender has spent the first half of this season with the Serie A giants, who are top of the table and in the hunt for the title.
Diogo Dalot is on loan at AC Milan from Man Utd for the rest of the seasonCredit: Getty
The 21-year-old has been a big part of that success, making 16 appearances for the club so far across the league, Coppa Italia and in Europe.
SunSport understands Milan have now made early contact with United to see if a move can be brokered for the summer.
Dalot is happy in Italy, and it is believed he would be open to extending his stay with the club whether on loan or permanently.
However, Milan – like most teams across Europe – are struggling to splash huge sums on players due to the coronavirus pandemic hitting finances.
The Rossoneri would be willing to pay around £15m plus add-ons for him, short of the £19m United handed over to Porto in the summer of 2018.
He is on around £40,000-a-week, well within the wage structure Milan can afford with other earners on a lot more than him.
But the Red Devils are yet to make up their mind on his future, and have been keeping a close eye on his progress in Serie A.
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Dalot has just two-years left on his Old Trafford deal at the end of this campaign, with the option of a further 12-months.
United have been making sure their youngsters are tied down to longer-term contracts recently, to protect their transfer valuation.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already has impressive options in the full-back area, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka having an impressive season on the right.
Dalot can also play on the left hand side, but Luke Shaw, Alex Telles and Brandon Williams are all fighting it out for that spot.
He is very highly-rated at United, with old boss Jose Mourinho regarding him as the best young player in his position in Europe.
Last week he was named in the Serie A team of the week, alongside Milan’s Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.