Jose Mourinho appears to take over Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot from his former club

Roma coach Jose Mourinho refuses to comment on transfer speculation he is keen to sign Diogo Dalot from former club Manchester United

  • Jose Mourinho signed Diogo Dalot for Manchester United in July 2018
  • The Portuguese full-back struggles to secure a spot in United’s starting eleven
  • Roma also looking for a central midfielder after missing Granit Xhaka


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Jose Mourinho has declined to comment on speculation that Roma might be interested in signing Diogo Dalot from Manchester United during the January transfer window.

The Portuguese coach joined Roma in the summer and has started well in Serie A, with three wins from four games.

Ahead of Roma’s match with Udinese on Thursday, Mourinho was asked if he would provide any insight into the club’s future transfer plans.

Jose Mourinho reportedly interested in re-signing Portuguese fullback Diogo Dalot

Jose Mourinho reportedly interested in re-signing Portuguese fullback Diogo Dalot

Dalot largely out of favor with Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Dalot largely out of favor with Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Dalot largely out of favor with Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The question was asked after reports of Transfermarkt that the Giallorossi would like to attract a central midfielder and a fullback.

Mourinho is reportedly interested in signing Dalot from his former club, but the Roma boss was unwilling to answer questions about transfers.

He said: ‘The transfer window is closed, you want to allow me to talk, but I’m not going to do it.

“I analyze situations, but I can’t share all my thoughts with you. I am not entering this dynamic.’

The Roma boss signed Dalot in his latest transfer window with Manchester United, but the defender was unable to secure a regular spot in the starting lineup.

Dalot was loaned to AC Milan last season, but Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to keep him at the club this season.

Mourinho's Roma recently dropped their first points of the season after a 3-2 defeat to Verona

Mourinho's Roma recently dropped their first points of the season after a 3-2 defeat to Verona

Mourinho’s Roma recently dropped their first points of the season after a 3-2 defeat to Verona

However, the Portuguese fullback is still behind Aaron Wan-Bissaka and has only appeared off the bench once in the Premier League.

Dalot will want to impress as he will have more opportunities in the team as United enter more cup competitions and Wan-Bissaka’s suspension from the Champions League.

If the defender is unable to take advantage of his opportunities at United, he will no doubt be linked with a departure from the club in January.

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