Despite the fact that Sky Germany's Max Bielefeld reported that Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United agreed in principle on a loan for Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot, Fabrizio Romano claims the English Red Devils have made a final decision on the fullback's future.
According to reports from Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Diogo Dalot will not be moving to the Bundesliga (or indeed anywhere away from Old Trafford) this season. Reports surfacing yesterday of Borussia Dortmund's interest were apparently true.
If one of Germany's top transfer experts is to believed, Man United and Germany's Schwarzgelben even went so far as to draft a loan agreement.
Breakthrough in the negotiations between Dortmund and Man United for a transfer of Diogo Dalot!— Max Bielefeld (@Sky_MaxB) August 28, 2021
Both clubs agreed on loan plus obligation to buy yesterday.
Deal is not done though! United need a replacement in before letting Dalot go ⏳ 4 days left#TransferUpdate @Sky_Marc pic.twitter.com/tEeHhPXJem
Bielefeld qualified any hopes of a loan getting over the line with ManU's dire need to find a potential replacement for the player. Evidently, the English Red Devils concluded that no suitable stand in could be procured over the next four days.
Manchester United have made a final decision: Diogo Dalot will stay. He’s non-transferrable. Club and Solskjaer are very happy with Dalot, they trust him for present and future so he’s NOT leaving. 🔴 #MUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 28, 2021
Borussia Dortmund approached Man Utd as many other clubs but no way. pic.twitter.com/Ac8IPRboAX