• Borussia Dortmund is targetting Manchester United's Diogo Dalot in a loan deal
  • The two clubs connected this summer in a permanent transfer for Jadon Sancho
  • Borussia Dortmund will need someone of Dalot's caliber to cover for Mateo Morey

Teams are rushing to finalize their roster decisions as the transfer window is set to close on August 31.

Clubs across Europe have either been making bids or preparing to make bids for their transfer targets, and Borussia Dortmund has entered the fray once again.

The Bundesliga giants have reportedly been in talks with Manchester United for right-back Diogo Dalot.

The two clubs have further solidified their respect for one another as they were able to get a deal done for prolific youngster Jadon Sancho’s transfer to Old Trafford.

Dalot has struggled to make an impact with Manchester United after the club paid Porto £19 million ($26.1 million) to acquire him three years ago.

He is currently the lone back-up for 23-year-old right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka after both Brandon Williams and Axel Tuanzebe were both sent out on a season-long loan deal to Norwich City and Aston Villa respectively.

Borussia Dortmund is reportedly rushing to make a deal earlier than Tuesday as both sides will need to agree on the specifics of the deal and have Dalot agree to the terms.

Dalot has also been receiving interest from both AC Milan and Bayern Munich, but with Borussia Dortmund the first to strike, it is expected that a deal can be made quickly.

The potential loan deal has Borussia Dortmund hoping that an option to buy permanently will be included in the clause for next summer.

It is believed that the Red Devils will only let go of Dalot if they could get a replacement for him.

Kieran Trippier of Atletico Madrid was originally on the radar but the asking price of £30 million ($41 million) is just too much to pony up for since Manchester United was only willing to pay half.

As for Borussia Dortmund, the sudden pursuit for Dalot is thanks to a possible season-ending knee injury to Mateu Morey and as someone who can compete for minutes with Thomas Meunier, who is also out due to a bout with Covid-19.

Manchester United will not be in a rush to make a deal as they still view Dalot as an important piece of their championship puzzle, but Borussia Dortmund may force their hand to loan him this summer.