AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli confirms he wants to sign Fikayo Tomori permanently for £25million

AC Milan want to make Fikayo Tomori’s move permanent after first Serie A goal against Juventus as Stefano Pioli suggests club are willing to meet Chelsea’s £25m asking price

  • Fikayo Tomori has shone since joining AC Milan on loan from Chelsea in January
  • Stefano Pioli has said he wants to sign Tomori permanently in the summer 
  • Pioli’s words were echoed by Milan’s honorary vice-president Franco Baresi  
  • The defender headed in Hakan Calhanoglu’s free kick for his first goal at the club 
  • Milan are now third, three points ahead of Juventus in fifth with three games left  

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has confirmed that the Italian giants are interested in signing Chelsea centre back Fikayo Tomori on a permanent basis.

The 23-year-old scored his first goal in a 3-0 win at Juventus, heading in from Hakan Calhanoglu’s free kick as Pioli’s men leapfrogged last season’s Serie A winners and moved third with three games left to put them within touching distance of next season’s Champions League. 

Tomori has impressed since arriving on loan from Stamford Bridge in January, making 19 appearances in all competitions, including both legs of the Europa League round-of-16 tie against Manchester United. 

Fikayo Tomori scored his first AC Milan goal on Sunday in the crucial 3-0 win over Juventus

The 23-year-old headed Hakan Calhanoglu's free kick past Wojciech Szczesny to seal the win

The 23-year-old headed Hakan Calhanoglu’s free kick past Wojciech Szczesny to seal the win

Tomori was part of a back four that successfully shackled Juventus' talisman Cristiano Ronaldo

Tomori was part of a back four that successfully shackled Juventus’ talisman Cristiano Ronaldo

Stefano Pioli has come out and said that he would be keen to sign Tomori on a permanent basis

Stefano Pioli has come out and said that he would be keen to sign Tomori on a permanent basis

Tomori has an option in his current deal to sign permanently at the San Siro for £25million and Pioli is keen to take up the offer.

He said: ‘We want to buy Tomori on a permanent deal from Chelsea. Our intention is clear and also Fikayo’s decision (staying at Milan). We’ll see what happens at the end of the season.’

Pioli’s sentiments were echoed by Milan’s honorary vice-president and legendary centre back Franco Baresi in March.

‘We will do everything possible to sign him on a permanent deal,’ he said. ‘Tomori is imposing himself with talent and determination. 

‘He has shown no fear playing in a new league. He can potentially become a great champion. I hope he lives up to expectations.’

Reflecting on his up-and-down time in west London under former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, Tomori said shortly after his move to Italy: ‘I will always be grateful for the opportunities he (Lampard) gave me. 

‘Maybe because of our history he thought I would accept it (being frozen out), but from my perspective, with that history, it felt more personal and harder to understand. 

Rossoneri centre-back legend Franco Baresi has echoed Pioli's comments about Tomori

Rossoneri centre-back legend Franco Baresi has echoed Pioli’s comments about Tomori

Tomori was a regular under Frank Lampard at Derby and the pair were reunited at Chelsea

Tomori was a regular under Frank Lampard at Derby and the pair were reunited at Chelsea

But the youngster fell out of favour with his former boss in west London and doesn't know why

But the youngster fell out of favour with his former boss in west London and doesn’t know why

‘I don’t know what happened, it wasn’t really explained to me. I was suddenly out of the squad and I don’t really know why. 

‘I was trying to do extra and push myself more but, at that time, nothing seemed to work and nothing was explained to me.’ 

Tomori was a regular under Lampard at Derby but after reuniting at Stamford Bridge, he went from starting 18 games in the 2019-20 before the turn of the year to just five matches in the whole of last year before his move abroad. 

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Juventus 0-3 AC Milan: Ante Rebic scores stunner to dent hosts’ hopes of Champions League next year

Juventus 0-3 AC Milan: Ante Rebic scores stunner as visitors leapfrog Andrea Pirlo’s side in the table with huge win and put major dent in Old Lady’s hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League

  • Brahim Diaz, Ante Rebic and Fikayo Tomori score in AC Milan’s win over Juventus
  • Franck Kessie also missed a penalty for visitors but it didn’t matter in the end
  • Win moves AC Milan into third and leaves Old Lady fifth in the Serie A table
  • With three games left Juvenuts face missing out on the Champions League

AC Milan moved above Juventus in the Serie A table with a superb 3-0 away win over Andrea Pirlo’s side.

Braham Diaz scored in first-half stoppage time and though Franck Kessie had a penalty saved after the break, Ante Rebic doubled the lead with just over ten minutes to go before Fikayo Tomori made it three late on.

The big win moved Milan into third and left Juventus fifth, one point behind Napoli in fourth with three matches left in the season.

More to follow… 

AC Milan beat Juventus 3-0 in a massive win in the race for Champions League qualification

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Big Six ‘to be handed significant additional fines by the Premier League on top of UEFA sanctions’

England’s Big Six ‘to be handed significant additional fines by the Premier League to go with UEFA’s sanctions’ that included a combined £13m goodwill gesture to grassroots charities and five per cent of one European season revenue

  • The ‘Big Six’ were given financial sanctions by UEFA for the Super League plans 
  • Clubs are to pay £13m to grassroots charities and give some European revenue
  • Nine out of the 12 clubs signed a ‘Club Commitment Declaration’ to UEFA
  • The six English clubs will also be punished by the Premier League, say reports 

The ‘Big Six’ Premier League clubs will be handed additional fines from the Premier League for their role European Super League project, according to reports. 

On Friday, the 12 rebel clubs were told by UEFA to make a combined donation of £13million to grassroots charities and also hand over five per cent of their European competition revenue for one season start from the 2023-24 season. 

The English sides – consisting of London sides Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham, the two Manchester clubs and Liverpool – also pledged allegiance to UEFA and the European Club Association along with AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid.

The ‘Big Six’ clubs will receive more Super League fines from the Premier League, say reports

UEFA handed out financial sanctions to the breakaway clubs on Friday as part of an agreement

UEFA handed out financial sanctions to the breakaway clubs on Friday as part of an agreement

But according to the Daily Telegraph, the Premier League will continue to provide financial sanctions on the Big Six sides, who all removed themselves from the project 48 hours after signing up last month. 

UEFA have already threatened the nine English sides who have agreed to the governing body’s demands with a £86million fine should they attempt a similar breakaway league-style project again.

Speaking about the deal with the nine European sides, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said: ‘It takes a strong organisation to admit making a mistake, especially in these days of trial by social media. These clubs have done just that.

The Premier League will reportedly come down harshly on the six breakaway English clubs

The Premier League will reportedly come down harshly on the six breakaway English clubs

‘In accepting their commitments and willingness to repair the disruption they caused, Uefa wants to put this chapter behind it and move forward in a positive spirit.

‘These clubs recognised their mistakes quickly and have taken action to demonstrate their contrition and future commitment to European football.

‘The same cannot be said for the clubs that remain involved in the so-called Super League and Uefa will deal with those clubs subsequently.’

The ownerships at Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham have all made public declarations stating that those running the clubs will be responsible for any financial sanctions, and that the money will not come out of the club itself. 

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin oversaw a Club Commitment Declaration on Friday

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin oversaw a Club Commitment Declaration on Friday

Arsenal director Josh Kroenke, who helps the running of the club with his father Stan of Kroenke Sports Enterintament, said in a fans forum last month: ‘To confirm, KSE are covering all outside costs related to the ESL.’

‘Leadership is about recognising when you are wrong, correcting and apologising. It was never our intention to harm English football, we can talk Financial Fair Play, about racism, but for football pyramid stability we need to ensure we are maximising revenue. But we went about it the wrong way on this occasion.’ 

Tottenham, meanwhile, issued a statement that read: ‘Any fines will be the responsibility of the owners.’ 

Only three clubs – Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus – have failed to both renounce the Super League and come to the same agreement with UEFA, who are expected to punish the European trio ‘appropriately’. 

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Andriy Shevchenko admits the ‘wound is still bleeding’ from the 2005 Champions League final collapse

Andriy Shevchenko admits the ‘wound is still bleeding’ from the 2005 Champions League capitulation in Istanbul and AC Milan striker would ‘wake up SCREAMING in the middle of the night’ thinking about Liverpool’s famous comeback

  • AC Milan looked to be on easy street after going 3-0 up in the first half 
  • But Liverpool replied through Steven Gerrard, Vladimir Smicer and Xabi Alonso
  • Jerzy Dudek then produced an incredible save in extra time to keep it at 3-3
  • The Pole followed that up with the decisive shootout stop from Shevchenko
  • Shevchenko admits he hasn’t got over it – but still enjoyed a great career in Milan 

Andriy Shevchenko has revealed that he has still not got over AC Milan’s collapse against Liverpool in the 2005 Champions League final.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men led 3-0 at half time in Istanbul thanks to Paolo Maldini’s first-minute strike and a double from Hernan Crespo. 

However, the English side fought back to level in five mad second-half minutes as Steven Gerrard, Vladimir Smicer and Xabi Alonso struck to force extra time. 

Andriy Shevchenko admits he has not healed from AC Milan’s 2005 collapse against Liverpool

A Paolo Maldini strike and a Hernan Crespo double looked to have wrapped up the win

A Paolo Maldini strike and a Hernan Crespo double looked to have wrapped up the win

However, Liverpool struck back through Steven Gerrard, Vladimir Smicer and Xabi Alonso

However, Liverpool struck back through Steven Gerrard, Vladimir Smicer and Xabi Alonso

Liverpool goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek made an astonishing save from Shevchenko late on before making the decisive stop from the Ukrainian’s penalty in the shootout that followed to secure an improbable victory for the Reds in a game that became known as the Miracle of Istanbul.

Reflecting on the torment of that night, Shevchenko told Corriere della Sera in quotes carried by MARCA: ‘The wound is still bleeding. It bothers me that they said that we were carried away by the euphoria. 

‘Maldini said at half time to be careful. 

‘The first months after the final I would wake up screaming in the middle of the night thinking about it. 

The English side then won after Jerzy Dudek's save from Shevchenko in the penalty shootout

The English side then won after Jerzy Dudek’s save from Shevchenko in the penalty shootout

Shevchenko feels that Carlo Ancelotti should have managed the game differently at 3-0 up

Shevchenko feels that Carlo Ancelotti should have managed the game differently at 3-0 up

The Ukraine legend left the San Siro after a seven-year spell that saw him score 173 goals

The Ukraine legend left the San Siro after a seven-year spell that saw him score 173 goals

‘Now that I am a coach I think about those minutes in which we scored three goals. It is not a criticism of Ancelotti, but I would have stopped the game, changed something.’

Shevchenko left Milan the following year, but only after a seven-year spell at the San Siro that saw him score 173 goals in 296 games across all competitions, winning the Champions League in 2003 and Serie A the following year, as well as finishing as the league’s top scorer in 2000 and 2004.  

The quotes are part of an interview promoting Shevchenko’s new book, My Life, My Football, in which he also discusses the impact that the legendary coach Valery Lobanovskyi had on him at Dynamo Kiev and the upheaval he experienced as a children when he had to leave the capital city in the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

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Leicester looking to make £35million move for Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare

Leicester looking to splash the cash with £35million summer move for star Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare… with the Frenchman having already caught the attention of both Manchester clubs and AC Milan

  • Boubakary Soumare is enjoying the best season of his career at Lille
  • The 22-year-old has played 40 matches this season for the Ligue 1 leaders 
  • Leicester want to add quality as they look set to play in the Champions League
  • The Foxes sit seven points above fifth-placed Tottenham with four games left

Leicester City are reportedly hoping to test Lille’s resolve with a £35million bid for star midfielder Boubakary Soumare. 

The 22-year-old, who is an impressive ball carrier and is comfortable receiving possession in tight spaces, has been at the Ligue 1 pacesetters since a 2017 move from Paris Saint-Germain’s B team and is enjoying his best year to date, with 40 appearances under his belt in all competitions already this term as Christophe Galtier’s men lead perennial champions PSG by a point with just three games remaining. 

His form has already caught the attention of the Manchester clubs and AC Milan this season, with The Sun now reporting that the Foxes are willing to up the ante after it was reported in February that Brendan Rodgers would be looking to capitalise on Soumare’s contract running out in 2022 to drive the asking price down. 

Boubakary Soumare is having his best-ever season and is receiving interest from several clubs

Brendan Rodgers is hoping a £35million bid will break the resolve of Ligue 1 leaders Lille

Brendan Rodgers is hoping a £35million bid will break the resolve of Ligue 1 leaders Lille

Newcastle and West Ham have since cooled their initial interest, but with Rodgers’ side looking set to qualify for next season’s Champions League with a seven-point cushion over fifth-placed Tottenham, adding quality and depth to the squad is a must. 

Soumare is part of the France side that has reached this summer’s European Under-21 Championships knockout stage after the group phase was held in March. 

He came on for Rennes teenage sensation Eduardo Camavinga in the shock 1-0 defeat to Denmark before earning a start in the 2-0 win against Russia before coming off the bench again after just 19 minutes for Monaco’s Aurelien Tchouameni in the 2-0 victory over Iceland.

Soumare was also an integral part of Lille’s progress to the Europa League round of 16, where they were eliminated 4-2 on aggregate by newly crowned Dutch champions Ajax. 

The 22-year-old has an impressive engine and is comfortable receiving the ball in tight spaces

The 22-year-old has an impressive engine and is comfortable receiving the ball in tight spaces

The youngster showed admirable maturity in turning down offers to move on in January and head coach Galtier praised Soumare’s attitude in February, saying: ‘At every transfer window, we talk about him.

‘I know that he was in demand this winter, but he was very clear with the president, he wants to continue with us.

‘The competition, the transfer window, the situation has not always been easy for him, but I think he has greater clarity in his mind.’

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AC Milan ‘are set to rival West Ham for £40m Chelsea outcast Tammy Abraham

AC Milan ‘are set to rival West Ham for £40m Chelsea outcast Tammy Abraham, as Thomas Tuchel looks to raise funds for raid on top targets Erling Haaland and Romelu Lukaku in the summer

  • AC Milan have entered the transfer race for Chelsea outcast Tammy Abraham
  • Their interest may ruin West Ham United’s hopes of signing the England striker
  • The Englishman has fallen down the pecking order under boss Thomas Tuchel
  • The Blues manager is open to offers for Abraham and will accept around £40m

AC Milan have reportedly entered the transfer race for Chelsea outcast Tammy Abraham, putting West Ham’s hopes of landing the England striker at risk.

Abraham has fallen out of favour under new boss Thomas Tuchel despite being handed considerable game time under former manager Frank Lampard before his dismissal in January.   

As a result, AC Milan have joined a host of clubs that could offer Abraham an out route during the summer transfer window.

 AC Milan have entered the transfer race for Chelsea outcast Tammy Abraham this summer

The 23-year-old Englishman has fallen down the pecking order under boss Thomas Tuchel

 The 23-year-old Englishman has fallen down the pecking order under boss Thomas Tuchel

The west Londoners are understood to be open to offers for their academy product this summer as they look to stump up the funds to buy one of their primary targets. 

Chelsea are said to be willing to accept an offer of around £40m to part ways with the striker as the sale of Abraham will help Tuchel afford either Erling Haaland or Romelu Lukaku this summer. 

According to The Standard, AC Milan are monitoring Abraham’s situation at Chelsea and may make a move this summer. 

AC Milan are said to be monitoring the situation at Chelsea and could make a move for him

AC Milan are said to be monitoring the situation at Chelsea and could make a move for him

Chelsea are interested in selling Abraham to raise the funds for either Erling Haaland or Romelu Lukaku

Haaland and Lukaku have been identified as Chelsea's primary targets for the summer transfer window

His sale could make room for either Erling Haaland or Romelu Lukaku in the summer

However, the will have to fight off interest from West Ham – who are eager to bring him to the London Stadium. 

David Moyes is said to be interested in signing the striker and believes he could be a valuable addition should his side reach the Champions League.   

Although Moyes has said that Abraham’s current price tag could be a stumbling block for the Premier League side, making AC Milan the current front runners. 

This would not be the first time an Italian side has capitalised on a Chelsea player’s lack of pitch time. 

AC Milan snapped up Fikayo Tomori on loan in a deal which includes an option to buy.  

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AC Milan 2-0 Benevento: Calhanoglu and Hernandez net to secure big win in race for Champions League

AC Milan 2-0 Benevento: Hakan Calhanoglu and Theo Hernandez net to secure crucial win for the Rossoneri in the race for Champions League football… but the visitors remain in the dreaded drop zone

  • Victory over Benevento has moved AC Milan up to second momentarily 
  • Hakan Calhanoglu gave Milan the perfect start, netting inside six minutes 
  • Theo Hernandez then sealed the victory on the hour mark at the San Siro 

AC Milan climbed to second place in Serie A with a 2-0 win over relegation-threatened Benevento at San Siro on Saturday thanks to goals from Hakan Calhanoglu and Theo Hernandez.

Stefano Pioli’s side were under pressure to get a result after back-to-back defeats by Sassuolo and Lazio, and a goal in each half earned a deserved win that worsened the visitors’ crisis.

Milan rose to provisional second spot on 69 points before their top-four rivals Atalanta (68 points), Napoli (66) and Juventus (66) play on Sunday.

Theo Hernandez and Hakan Calhanoglu got on the scoresheet as AC Milan won 2-0

Hernandez slots home for Milan's second of the night against Benevento on Saturday

Hernandez slots home for Milan’s second of the night against Benevento on Saturday

This year’s tally is already the Milanese club’s biggest points total in a Serie A season since 2012-13, when they finished with 72 points, and they still have another four games to play.

‘It was essential to win. In Rome (against Lazio) we did not do well and we knew that. Now there are four matches left and we must do more and more,’ Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli told DAZN.

The result extended Benevento’s winless league run to six games and Filippo Inzaghi’s side remain 18th on 31 points.

Milan were boosted by the return to fitness of top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who missed his side’s last three league games through injury and suspension, and they looked far more dangerous with the talismanic Swede on the pitch.

Calhanoglu steered a shot into the bottom corner following a well-worked passing move after six minutes, and Hernandez threatened a second but was denied by a flying Lorenzo Montipo save.

Hakan Calhanoglu had given Milan the perfect start, putting them ahead inside six minutes

Hakan Calhanoglu had given Milan the perfect start, putting them ahead inside six minutes

Ibrahimovic came close either side of the break but on both occasions his finishes were blocked by the legs of the impressive Benevento goalkeeper, before Iago Falque drilled a fierce shot just wide for the visitors.

Montipo appeared determined to frustrate Ibrahimovic as he charged down another effort from the 39-year-old.

But Milan eventually doubled their lead when Montipo could only parry an Ibrahimovic shot into the path of Hernandez, who fired home the rebound.

Gianluca Lapadula’s glancing header was narrowly wide for the visitors, but Milan held on for an important win ahead of their visit to Juventus next Sunday.

Calhanoglu strikes home to the goalkeeper's left with Milan getting off to the start required

Calhanoglu strikes home to the goalkeeper’s left with Milan getting off to the start required

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku fined for a combined sum of £7,000 for Milan Derby bust-up

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku fined for a combined sum of £7,000 for ‘unsportsmanlike behaviour with provocative phrases’ during their Milan Derby bust-up in January’s fiery Coppa Italia quarter-final clash

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku have been fined for their January bust-up
  • The pair clashed in the Coppa Italia quarter-final between the two Milan rivals
  • Both AC and Inter Milan have also been fined for failing to control their players 
  • Lukaku and Ibrahimovic were team-mates at Manchester United a few years ago 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku have been fined for unsportsmanlike conduct after the pair clashed during January’s Milan Derby at the San Siro.

The pair of strikers, who play for AC Milan and Inter respectively, squared up to each other as tensions arose during the Coppa Italia quarter-final, which Inter won 2-1 after Ibrahimovic was later sent off.  

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said on Monday that Ibrahimovic had been fined 4,000 euros (£3,477), Lukaku 3,000 euros (£2,608), AC Milan 2,000 euros (£1,738) and Inter 1,250 euros (£1,086).

Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have been fined for the Coppa Italia bust-up in January

The pair had to be restrained the Milan Derby quarter-final clash on January 26 at the San Siro

The pair had to be restrained the Milan Derby quarter-final clash on January 26 at the San Siro

The two former Manchester United team-mates exchanged insults during the match and Lukaku had to be restrained at the end of the first half after being left incensed by Ibrahimovic’s comments.

Lukaku appeared to call the Swedish veteran a ‘son of a b****’ as well as shouting ‘f*** your wife’ while Ibrahimovic reportedly said ‘Go do your voodoo s***, you little donkey’ during the exchange. 

Both players were fined for unsportsmanlike behaviour with provocative phrases, while the clubs were punished due to their responsibility for the conduct of their players. Lukaku and Ibrahimovic were also handed one-match bans in January. 

The fight was typical of the close battle between the two Milan sides in Italian domestic football this season with a mural of the tussle painted outside the iconic San Siro ground after the match. 

A mural of the fiery exchange between the two strikers later showed up outside San Siro

A mural of the fiery exchange between the two strikers later showed up outside San Siro 

Swedish striker Ibrahimovic insisted back in January that there was no problems with him and the Belgian forward, who both used to play in the Premier League for Manchester United. 

The 39-year-old told reporters: ‘If Lukaku came to Sanremo I would welcome him. There is no personal problem. What you do on the pitch stays on the pitch. If you want to come, you are welcome.’

There is no love lost between the pair, with the 39-year-old revealing that Lukaku did not take him up on a bet when they played together for the Red Devils.

The pair of strikers were team-mates together at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho

The pair of strikers were team-mates together at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho

‘I will say this on Romelu: don’t expect good technique from Lukaku’, Zlatan told Gazzetta dello Sport. ‘His best strength is sheer power. If only he’d listened to me…

‘At Manchester United, we made a bet: “I’ll give you £50 for every decent first touch you make.” He replied: “What do I win if I get them all right?”

‘I told him nothing, he would simply become a better player. For the record, he never accepted the bet! Perhaps he was afraid of losing.

‘Joking aside, Lukaku has this mad hunger to prove himself to the world and I’m sure he will do well at Inter too.’ 

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Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot will ‘play for a great European club’ next season

Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot will ‘play for a great European club’ next season, claims his agent… with the defender due to return to Old Trafford after loan spell at AC Milan

  • Diogo Dalot has spent the season on loan at AC Milan from Manchester United
  • But the Portuguese defender is due to return to Old Trafford this summer
  • The 22-year-old has struggled for first-team action under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  • Milan have yet to discuss terms with United over making a deal permanent 

Diogo Dalot’s agent has claimed the defender will be playing for a major European side next season, with a return to Manchester United due in the summer.

Dalot has spent the season on loan at AC Milan having struggled to nail down a first-team spot at Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Although the 22-year-old has featured 27 times across all competitions for the Italian side who are sat second in Serie A, he has only completed 90 minutes in the league eight times.

Diogo Dalot has spent much of the the year on loan at AC Milan from Manchester United

Milan are yet to discuss terms with United over making the loan deal a permanent one, meaning Dalot is set to head back to England in the summer.

Although Dalot still has two more years to run on his United contract, his agent Carlos Goncalves is convinced his client will be lining up with star talent next season. 

‘Diogo has a contract with Manchester United until 30 June 2023,’ he told CalcioMercato.

Dalot did face Manchester United in the Europa League with Milan earlier in the season

Dalot did face Manchester United in the Europa League with Milan earlier in the season

‘All decisions regarding his future will be made in due course. There is still a lot to be decided in the Italian league and Diogo is only focused on Milan’s immediate goals, which are to finish the 2020-21 season in the best possible way, earning a spot in the Champions League.

‘But whatever the future, whatever decision is made, it’s guaranteed that Diogo will continue to play in a great European club.’

Dalot joined United from Porto for £20million in 2018 and he is currently helping Milan try and secure a Champions League place for next season, with the Rossoneri only three points clear of fifth placed Napoli.

Dalot has fallen down the pecking order at United but did feature in a Carabao Cup match against Brighton at the end of September before sealing his Milan switch

Dalot has fallen down the pecking order at United but did feature in a Carabao Cup match against Brighton at the end of September before sealing his Milan switch

Goncalves believes the Portuguese’s future will be decided once Milan’s top four fate is known. 

‘In time we will have this conversation. There is still a lot to decide in Serie A,’ he added.

‘There is no need to speed up a process when all the parties involved have their attention on the matches that remain in the league, thinking about the best for Milan.’

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