Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot who is currently on loan at Italian Serie A giants AC Milan wants to continue his stay in Italy instead of returning to his parent club this summer. The Portugal international right-back walked through the exit door at Old Trafford last summer on a temporary loan deal that saw him spend the entirety of this season in Italy and has impressed during his stay there.

Manchester United manager Olé Gunnar Solksjær revealed that the reason behind sending the defender out on loan was so that he could go get himself some minutes on the pitch as it would have been difficult for him to always stay on the bench this season. The signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka by Solksjær posed a huge threat to Dalot’s position in the team as the former Crystal Palace defender walked straight to the starting team, putting Dalot’s place at huge risk.

Earlier this season, Solksjær said that United will be calling Dalot back from his loan spell as he will be a part of the squad next season after showing signs of huge improvement during his time in Italy. The Norwegian manager said he was impressed by how Dalot has matured and improved his game away on loan and will be calling him back to return to Old Trafford.

However, according to the latest reports, Dalot has expressed his desire to remain in Italy amid fears that he could still return to United and play second-fiddle to Wan-Bissaka. Although the reports have not been made official yet, United do not deem him unsellable and will be willing to let him go if a bid of around £18 million is received for him.

It does not look like Solksjær will prefer Dalot over Wan-Bissaka, meaning the Portuguese could be sold and if that happens, a replacement will be signed.