Manchester United are in advanced contract talks with Diogo Dalot amid interest from Barcelona, Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo report.
The Portuguese was superb for the Red Devils during the first half of the season. He made the right-back position his own until the World Cup.
Since the season restart, Dalot has barely played due to muscular injuries but he continues to remain a key player under manager Erik ten Hag.
The 23-year-old recently admitted that talks are underway over a new deal and it is now reported that negotiations are at an ‘advanced’ stage.
While an agreement has not been ‘closed’, Barcelona are said to have given up on signing him. Dalot has been fancied to renew for five seasons.
Dalot deserves long-term Manchester United deal
The Portuguese was in fine form during the first part of the campaign. He was almost undroppable and failed to start just one game due to suspension.
He has endured a difficult time since the season resumption, but has done enough in the season to prove that he is worthy of a new bumper contract.
Dalot is currently one of the lowest earners at the club at £25,000-a-week. He could be rewarded with a huge raise to £100,000 weekly with his extension.
The £29 million-rated star will be hoping to recover from his injury in the near future such that he can reclaim his starting position from Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Wan-Bissaka has found a new lease of life after the World Cup but the 25-year-old does not offer the same offensive threat in the final third compared to Dalot.
If United plan to pursue another right-back this summer, Wan-Bissaka will most certainly head for the exit door. Crystal Palace are interested in re-signing him.
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