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Ed Woodward tipped for meeting as Diogo Dalot’s Man Utd future hangs in the balance

AC Milan are keen to enter negotiations with Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to strike a new deal for Diogo Dalot, according to reports in Italy.

Dalot joined Milan on a season-long loan in October after failing to force his way into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans last campaign.

The Portugal youth international has made 25 appearances for the Serie A giants and manager Stefano Pioli has valued his ability to play on the right or left of defence.

Although Solskjaer is expecting Dalot to return to Old Trafford this summer, Milan are plotting another approach to extend the 22-year-old’s time at San Siro.

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Dalot's future hangs in the balance with Milan keen to extend his stay
Dalot’s future hangs in the balance with Milan keen to extend his stay

That’s according to Corriere dello Sport , although is is unknown whether the Rossoneri will table another loan deal or a permanent offer for Dalot.

The report adds Milan plan to leave it late to conclude their transfer dealings, just as they did by securing the player 24 hours before deadline day last year.

But Pioli’s side may struggle to prise Dalot from Manchester United, with Solskjaer keen to hand the youngster another opportunity.

The Italian club will reportedly enter talks with Woodward
The Italian club will reportedly enter talks with United executive vice-chairman Woodward

Would you like to see Diogo Dalot handed another chance at Manchester United? Have your say in the comments.

“The plan was always for Diogo this season, or the main thing for Diogo, was to be fit,” said Solskjaer earlier this month.

“He never managed to be fit for a long spell when he was here and was unfortunate with injuries.

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“Now he’s kept fit all season; he’s been available for them. He’s playing at a big club, big expectations and a great history, so it’s been a good year for him.

“So, of course, I’ve been very pleased with his development this season. He’s our player and we’re looking forward to having him back.”

Solskjaer is eager to have another option at right-back next season, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka seldom rotated this campaign due to the lack of a recognised back-up.

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