Everton’s hopes of signing Manchester United full back Diogo Dalot could rest on news coming from Milan, and specifically the San Siro, this week.
The Toffees will surely be in the market for another right back this summer in order to offer competition for Seamus Coleman – and his eventual heir.
The loan for Djibril Sidibe didn’t pan out as planned, and Jonjoe Kenny’s future seems unclear after a disappointing loan spell at Celtic.
The Athletic reported last week that Everton want to sign United ace Dalot having looked into a deal last summer.
The 22-year-old started 10 games on loan at AC Milan last season and is now back with Manchester United, where he is unlikely to play first-team football.
Everton may hope to strike a deal, but Milan want Dalot back – and Gianluca Di Marzio claims that the move should be decided this week.
It’s unclear whether that would be a permanent deal or another loan, but Milan are in pole position and hope to have a decision on his return by the end of the week.
That leaves Everton lagging behind, and unless they attempt to accelerate their move and make a bid now, they will be left waiting to find out how Milan’s talks go in the coming days.