Manchester United set to swoop for £17.4m Porto wonderkid Diego Dalot

Man Utd transfer news Diogo Dalot

Manchester United and Chelsea will fight it out to sign Barcelona defender Jordi Alba, according to reports in Sport.

Dalot has made just seven senior appearances for Porto, however, United were also impressed by his performances in youth team games.

United have resolved to meet Dalot's buyout clause of €20 million (£17.5m/$23m), and a source close to the operation says the Red Devils are hoping to have the deal done before the week is out.

In October he was named as Porto's young player of the year. In this picture, FC Porto's defender Diogo Dalot from Portugal attends FC Porto Gala Dragoes de Ouro 2016 - 2017 at Dragao Caixa in Porto, Portugal, Oct. 25, 2017. Today, Man Utd are set to sign Diogo Dalot...

The need for reinforcements as far as the wide defence is concerned is evident at Old Trafford.

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Mourinho is said to be keen to bring the teenage defender to challenge Antonio Valencia, who is now first-choice at right-back.

Dalot would be Antonio Valencia's replacement, with Mourinho aware that the right-back is coming towards the end of his career.

The Telegraph claim that personal terms are also agreed between the player and the club, with the Portuguese likely to be confirmed as a Manchester United player within the week.

Porto had plans to make him a regular part of their first team squad next season and he was being looked at as a natural successor to Ricardo Pereira, who left for Leicester City this summer.

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