Mourinho begins Manchester United revamp with Dalot signing

Mourinho begins Manchester United revamp with Dalot signing

He completed all of the 0-0 draw at Liverpool in the Champions League last-16 second leg in March as Porto were knocked out 5-0 on aggregate.

Manchester United's manager is targeting the 19-year-old as a long-term successor to Antonio Valencia at right-back.

They say United have met Dalot's £17.5m (€20m) buyout clause.

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Dalot played the full 90 minutes against the very vaunted Reds attack, and held his own.

Dalot has been with Porto his entire career having progressed through their youth system and he's represented Portugal at every youth level from Under15 through to Under21 so he has a bright future ahead of him. Today, Man Utd are set to sign Diogo Dalot...

It is expected that United will make around five signings this summer, with a raft of players, probably including Marouane Fellaini, leaving as Mourinho revamps his squad.

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Dalot is primarily a right-back but can also play at left-back, another problem area for Mourinho.

Ashley Young, primarily a winger, was used at left-back on numerous occasions last season, but the United boss is said to want a more traditional defender on the left side of his back four.

The Spain worldwide has two years left on his deal with the Catalan club and talks over a new deal seem to have stalled.

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Porto had previously turned down bids lower than Dalot's release clause but after United finally made their move, they've come to the realisation that they're powerless to stop the youngster from making his next move.

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