Romano: Man Utd chose not to loan defender to ‘rivals’ Everton but rejected Milan’s €20m attempt

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan wanted to insert an option to buy into Diogo Dalot’s loan deal but couldn’t agree on a figure with Manchester United, a report claims.

The Rossoneri secured Dalot as their final signing of the summer late last week, as the Portuguese youth international will arrive on a season-long dry loan deal from United.

However, a number of sources – including Tuttosport (via MilanLive) – have reported that Milan are already thinking about trying to make it a permanent deal, as well as the loan of Brahim Diaz from Real Madrid.

According to what Fabrizio Romano has told the Here We Go podcast (via @UtdReport), Carlo Ancelotti is a big admirer of Dalot and was convinced he was perfect for Everton. However, the Red Devils chose to loan the 21-year-old to Milan as they see Everton as a ‘rival’ this season.

United meanwhile are convinced that Dalot is an important player for the future, so they rejected the Rossoneri’s attempts to insert a €20m option to buy, demanding more.

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