Manchester United meet release clause of Porto defender Diogo Dalot

17m release clause triggered Man Utd to announce first summer signing this week

His current deal runs out at the end of next season and it contains a €20m release clause, which Manchester United are prepared to trigger to take him to England this summer.

Manchester United are reportedly set to sign Diogo Dalot, having activated the €20 million release clause in the youngster's FC Porto contract.

United manager Jose Mourinho feels the teenage Dalot has great potential, even though the defender has only made seven senior appearances for Porto since breaking through into the first team in February.

A naturally right-footed player, Dalot has shown his versatility by also playing on the left side throughout his Porto career.

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Dalot has been described as a "modern full-back who is comfortable in attack" according to the report.

The Portugese defender is seen as an understudy to veteran defender Antonio Valencia, with the 32-year-old struggling with knee injuries over the past few seasons. Dalot is expected to be given first-team opportunities, with Mourinho clearing out players such as Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind to make way for further recruits.

United are in advanced talks to sign Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk for an initial £44m which could rise to £50m with add-ons.

Jose Mourinho is gearing-up for a busy summer in the transfer market as he looks to build a squad capable of competing with the likes of Manchester City for top honours next season.

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