DONE DEAL? Man Utd meet buyout clause for Porto defender Diogo Dalot

17m release clause triggered Man Utd to announce first summer signing this week

17m release clause triggered Man Utd to announce first summer signing this week

United are yet to trigger his £17.5 million...

Manchester United are closing in on Porto's Portugal Under-21 defender Diogo Dalot, sources have told ESPN FC. The reports also conclude that the club is close to announcing the wide defender as their first signing of the summer transfer window, with the deal likely to be confirmed within the week.

Dalot is a highly-rated young right-back who broke into the Porto senior side this season and won the league with them.

Dalot played in the 0-0 draw with Liverpool but only made seven appearances in total this season. Today, Man Utd are set to sign Diogo Dalot...

Dalot's representatives, which included the agent and his father, didn't provide Porto the option of offering a new deal in their last meeting as they simply revealed that the player wants to leave. But, Manchester United's case might be different.

Strengthening his defence is a priority and a new right-back to act as a long-term replacement for Antonio Valencia is desperately needed as the Ecuadorian global turns 33 in August.

Dalot has already agreed personal terms with United with the highly-rated Portugal Under-21 worldwide expected to push captain Antonio Valencia hard for a place in the first-team.

Manchester United's manager is targeting the 19-year-old as a long-term successor to Antonio Valencia at right-back.

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