Manchester United ‘could include’ Diogo Dalot and Anthony Martial in swap deal for AC Milan left-back Theo Hernandez
Manchester United could include Diogo Dalot and Anthony Martial in a swap deal for AC Milan star Theo Hernandez, according to Italian outlet Calciomercato (h/t Express).
The Red Devils are not yet convinced about the long-term futures of the Portugal international and the French striker. As a result, the Old Trafford side could part ways with the duo in order to bring the Rossoneri’s left-back to Manchester.
Dalot and Martial’s current contracts are set to expire in the summer of 2024. United are still trying to figure out whether the right-back and the number nine fit into the club’s long-term vision.
The Red Devils are eyeing a move for Hernandez in the ongoing transfer window. Milan value their star at around £52 million. However, the Old Trafford side are confident of convincing the Serie A giants to let the left-back go by offering the Portuguese and the French striker.
Dalot has been a key player for United this season. The 23-year-old has been Erik ten Hag’s preferred choice in the current campaign. However, the former FC Porto star has been on the sidelines in recent weeks.
As a result, Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been given a chance in the team. The 25-year-old has deputised admirably for the Portuguese on the right-hand side of the defence.
Martial has also been an important player for the gaffer this season. The 27-year-old is one of the few options the Dutch manager has at his disposal to play in the number nine position. Unfortunately, injuries have hampered the forward’s campaign.
As for Hernandez, he has been one of the best players in Serie A in the last few years. The France international was key to Milan’s success last season.
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However, Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia have both been brilliant for United at left-back in the current campaign. Therefore, it would not make sense for the Red Devils to part ways with two players to bolster a position which already has enough depth and quality.