Man Utd fullback Diogo Dalot is set to move to Serie A with AS Roma reported to be interested in signing the young Portuguese fullback.
Roma have been linked with bringing the Portuguese right-back to Serie A with Dalot impressing while on loan with AC Milan last season, though their efforts to land him on a permanent deal over the summer fell short.
The versatile full-back has not featured often despite the club’s poor form, with some fans feeling he’d have more to offer than Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
According to The Times, Mourinho has kept his eye on Dalot since leaving United and is contemplating making a move for the player in January, with a loan the most likely course of action.
It’s understood the young Portuguese star wants to fight for his place at Old Trafford but will keep his options open if his minutes don’t improve.
Now, Roma director Tiago Pinto has had his say on their pursuit of Dalot. When asked specifically about rumours linking them to Dalot, He said: “I don’t like talking about players from other clubs, I don’t like talking publicly about transfer strategies.
“On the market, we cannot create great expectations for January because we all know what the January market is like.
“But we’re convinced that all together, ownership, scouting, Mourinho, Tiago Pinto, as we did in the summer, we will find the right solutions to maintain the sustainable approach we talked about, but at the same time improve the squad as well as the starters, Mourinho and me we want.”
Dalot has struggled for game time this season having just 83 minutes of league action to his name.
The 22-year-old has five senior caps under his belt for Portugal.