Jose Mourinho is reportedly eager to bring Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot to Roma in January.

As claimed by Calciomercato, Jose has identified his compatriot as his main target to bolster his options at right-back.

Diogo possesses experience of playing in Italy having spent last campaign on loan at AC Milan.

Mourinho was in charge of the Red Devils when Dalot signed for the club in the summer of 2018.

However, he was sacked in December that year, with the ex-Porto ace making just six appearances under him as the defender missed a host of matches due to injury.

The full-back has returned to United following his loan stint, but, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka became the first-choice right-back for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, Diogo’s chances of regular game time appear limited.

So far this term Dalot has played 53 minutes versus Young Boys in the UEFA Champions League, while the player came on as a late substitute against Bruno Lage’s Wolves in the Premier League.

The 22-year-old star has two years remaining on his current deal at Old Trafford. During his time at the club, Dalot has made 37 appearances in total.

Roma, meantime, won their first three matches of the Serie A campaign but were beaten 3-2 by Hellas Verona last weekend.

Dutchman Rick Karsdorp is I Giallorossi’s first-choice right-back at present.