Diogo Dalot ‘rules out Barcelona transfer after Man Utd offer defender in swap deal for Frenkie de Jong’
DIOGO DALOT has reportedly ruled out a move to Barcelona.
That’s after he was apparently used by Manchester United in a swap deal for Frenkie de Jong.
And United believed using Dalot as part of a deal for De Jong would see Barca lower their asking price of £63million.
However, the LaLiga side rejected the exchange as Dalot is not on their radar for the new season.
But even if he had been, the deal would have struggled to go through.
That’s because Dalot has no intention of leaving Old Trafford.
It’s reckoned the Portugal ace is settled in Manchester.
Dalot is still confident of making a huge impact at the Theatre of Dreams, where he is currently ahead of Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the pecking order.
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Dalot’s people also claim he retains the confidence of Ten Hag – despite being offered out to Barca.
It now remains to be seen who Xavi Hernandez moves for, with Barcelona short on cash.
Villarreal’s Juan Foyth, Borussia Dortmund’s Thomas Meunier and Bayer Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong have all been linked.
Barcelona’s need for a right-back comes after expensive new signing Jules Kounde told Xavi he has no intention of switching to the position from centre-back.
Barca’s current options include Sergi Roberto and Sergino Dest, but neither has convinced in recent seasons.
Dani Alves was on the books last season but was released before securing a move to Pumas.