Manchester United v Liverpool match in pictures
We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info
Jose Mourinho wants to bring Diogo Dalot to Roma in January as he looks to strengthen his pack, reports in Italy claim. The former Manchester United boss is optimistic he can raid his former club when the January transfer window opens, permitting the Red Devils are ready to let the full-back depart.
Dalot excelled while on loan at AC Milan last season before Borussia Dortmund came calling earlier this summer.
Dortmund were keen on loaning the former Porto man but United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blocked the move.
The Norwegian saw Dalot as perfect cover for Aaron Wan-Bissaka once accepting defeat in his pursuit of Kieran Trippier.
United were hopeful of concluding a deal for the England international before Atletico Madrid dug their heels into the ground.
DON’T MISS: Man Utd icon Sir Alex Ferguson ‘personally intervenes’ on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacking
But Dalot’s game time has been limited and according to Il Romanista, the 22-year-old is ‘not pleased’ with Solskjaer and wants out over his lack of game time.
His lack of minutes is likely to impact his involvement with the national team and Dalot would be keen to play in the second half of the campaign.
The report states that Mourinho is targeting a loan deal, which would cost Roma around £2.5million.
Mourinho made it clear after the embarrassing 6-1 defeat at Bodo Glimt that he did not feel his squad was good enough, a message he also communicated to the players.
Antonio Conte ‘ready to talk’ with Man Utd board about replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Liverpool medics’ assessment of Naby Keita injury after Paul Pogba horror challenge
Man Utd icon Sir Alex Ferguson ‘personally intervenes’ on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacking
Dalot is not the only United player Roma are set to target, per the Italian press.
Victor Lindelof is also understood to be of interest to Mourinho, despite his criticism of the Swede during his days as a pundit in the Sky Sports studio.
Mourinho claimed Lindelof “could be bullied” aerially but the centre-back did not take the comments personally.
“For me it has never been a problem, I’m a very easy guy,” Lindelof later told Sky Sports.
Follow our new Daily Express Sport Instagram page here…
“There is always going to be someone talking or someone else. When you play for this club there is always going to be people criticising you and the way you play.
“For me it has never been a problem, even when I play good there is someone criticising me for something. It’s part of the job, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
“I’m just trying to do my thing and I don’t focus on those things. I didn’t even notice, or know about it, before you told me. That’s how I live my life and focus on my things.”
United are unlikely to let Lindelof leave given the injury problems they have experienced this season in central defence but a respectable offer from Roma could test their resolve.
Source: Read Full Article