Mourinho begins Manchester United revamp with Dalot signing

Portuguese under-21 international Dalot is expected to challenge captain Antonio Valencia at right-back

Portuguese under-21 international Dalot is expected to challenge captain Antonio Valencia at right-back Credit NUR

Liverpool have already moved to sign Fabinho and now it looks as though Manchester United are about to announce their first signing of the summer.

The right-back is only 19 but with a release clause of £17.4m, United are ready to pounce - according to reports in both Portugal and England.

Diogo Dalot has only made a handful of first-team appearances thus far, being called up to the senior FC Porto squad only due to the injury to Alex Telles.

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A naturally right-footed player, Dalot has shown his versatility by also playing on the left side throughout his Porto career.

Not many fans will have heard of the 19-year-old, he only broke into the Porto first team in February.

An announcement is due within the next few days as manager Jose Mourinho steps up his efforts to strengthen United's defence this summer as he attempts to close the gap with Manchester City after a trophyless campaign.

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Manager Jose Mourinho believes the Portugal Under-21 worldwide right-back can provide competition for United captain Antonio Valencia.

José Diogo Dalot Teixeira, known as Dalot was in October voted as Porto's Young Player of the Year and is rated as one of the best young talents in world football.

Dalot is primarily a right-back but can also play at left-back, another problem area for Mourinho.

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However, the Portuguese is now closing on a move to Manchester United and according to Portuguese daily O Jogo, his representatives have communicated his decision to Porto.

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