are reportedly ready to extend Diogo Dalot’s contract in order to fend off interest from Barcelona.
Given their complicated financial situation, Barcelona are currently focusing on signing soon-to-be free agents, with a number of high-profile players whose contracts are up at the end of the season on their shortlist.
This includes their former star , as well as duo N’Golo Kante and Jorginho.
Dalot has also been linked to the Camp Nou, with the deal that the defender signed when he joined United in 2018 set to expire next summer.
In fact the 23-year-old is of interest to several clubs, but the Red Devils have no intention of letting the Portugal international leave, and according to are set to activate the option that will extend his contract until 2024.
Dalot has established himself as Erik ten Hag’s first-choice right-back, starting every game of the campaign so far and recording two assists in 12 appearences.
Signed from Porto by Jose Mourinho for just under £20million, he initially struggled for game-time at Old Trafford especially after the arrival of Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
He was sent on loan to AC Milan for the 2020/21 season and impressed at the San Siro, before turning down the chance to join the Serie A side to return to Manchester and fight for his place in the Premier League.
It’s proving to be the right call so far as he usurped Wan-Bissaka in the pecking order following the arrival of interim-manager Ralf Rangnick, something that has continued under Ten Hag.
Dalot has also gone onto become a regular in Portugal’s squad, and is likely to go to next month’s World Cup alongside his United teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes.
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