MANCHESTER UNITED star Diogo Dalot is in talks with AC Milan over a summer transfer – but Roma want him as part of the deal for Chris Smalling.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to offload both defenders this transfer window.
Milan had been chasing Dalot on a loan move, with Solskjaer bluntly stating he must go permanently or no deal.
The Serie A side are now back in talks with United over Dalot, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
However, Roma have thrown a spanner in the works by entering the mix for the Portuguese outcast.
Roma have been chasing a permanent deal for Smalling this summer after he excelled on loan last season.
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With the Italian side struggling to meet United's asking price, they appear to be now willing to pay the £20million fee – but only if they throw Dalot in, too.
Romano tweeted: "It’s AC Milan vs AS Roma for Diogo Dalot.
"Milan are still in talks with Manchester United for the right back.
"Roma asked for him as part of the Smalling deal. Talks on…"
Dalot is now behind Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Timothy Fosu-Mensah in the pecking order at Old Trafford.
And with game time hard to come by, the young defender knows he needs to go elsewhere to progress.
Dalot signed as a 19-year-old from Porto for £19m in 2018 under Jose Mourinho.
But he has struggled with long-term injuries and the arrival of Wan-Bissaka last year, limiting his appearances to 34.
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