English Premier League giants Manchester United have continued to prove that they are highly interested in the idea of keeping Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot after swiftly rejecting an opening offer from Italian Serie A giants AC Milan. The Red Devils have expressed their intention to keep the defender through manager Olé Gunnar Solksjær after the Norwegian boss reiterated that the club are not willing to part ways with Dalot.

After spending the entirety of the past season with Milan, Dalot returned to Old Trafford and has since been linked with another transfer to the Rossoneri sometime in the future. During his loan spell in Italy, the 22-year-old full-back was already attracting serious interest from the Milan club and they started negotiations with United about securing a permanent transfer for the player.

However, in one of his press conferences last season, Solksjær was asked if the Red Devils would be letting Dalot join Milan on a permanent basis and he responded to the question by saying that he is very much interested in keeping Dalot, while also praising the Portugal international right-back that he has made a massive improvement during his loan spell.

It came as a huge blow to AC Milan who were very keen to bolster their squad with the signing of Dalot, but they did not lose hope in their attempts. Toward the end of the past week, Milan sent their official opening bid of £15 million to United but the offer was rejected immediately.

Manchester United see Dalot as a key member of the squad and have severally taken their stance that they will not sell him. However, even if they were to allow the defender to leave permanently, a bid of around £30 million could be enough to change their mind.