Following on from the news earlier today of Brazilian midfielder Fred’s medical at Manchester United, Porto right-back Diogo Dalot is set to follow suit, with a medical due to take place at Carrington in the next 48 hours.
United have already reportedly agreed a deal with Porto for a fee rumoured to be around £19m, which is around £2m higher than the player’s alleged buy out clause.
The Manchester Evening News reported this earlier :
Diogo Dalot was in London on Sunday ahead of completing his whirlwind move to United.
MEN Sport understands that there were only ‘smaller details’ to finalise over the weekend following a breakthrough in talks between United and Porto over a transfer fee and that a deal is ‘nearly done’.
Dalot watched his sister, singer Marianna, perform at the Half Moon pub in Putney on London and could yet sign for United in the coming days.
The 19-year-old has a £17.5m release clause in his contract, which can be activated from June 30, but United may yet have to pay around £19m to land the Portuguese youngster before then amid competition from eight other clubs.
“Nobody wants to activate a release clause, nobody ever does,” a source close to the player previously told MEN Sport. “The release clause must be activated by the player so the club has to give the money to the player and the player has to pay taxes on that money.
“The club has to pay more to compensate the player and so on. Besides, the clause can only be activated on June 30 and Manchester United wants to make sure they secure the player before that because several other clubs are willing to pay €20m plus.