As we head towards the business end of the season there are several loanees fighting for a future at Milan, one of whom is Diogo Dalot.
Dalot arrived on a season-long dry loan from Manchester United last summer and has been largely inconsistent thus far. Given that Milan would have to negotiate a fee with the Premier League side to make his move permanent, it has led to speculation that he could return to England.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanLive), however, the last word has not yet been written and Dalot is playing for the chance to show that he deserves Milan’s backing. With Davide Calabria injured for the next two or three games, it is likely that the Portuguese defender will to take the field against Parma, Genoa and Sassuolo.
Pioli, however, has not yet decided whether he will play from the first minute against Parma at the weekend as Pierre Kalulu could get the nod, given he is sure of a stay for next year. The Frenchman has been one of the surprises of the season as he was not expected to play so much after arriving from Lille.
In addition to Manchester United’s requests, Dalot’s stay will also depend on the future of Laxalt and Conti, who could return to base at the end of the season.