Italian club in negotiations with United in effort to sign 28-year-old, £20m fee demanded: report

Manchester United Football Club are in negotiations with Inter Milan, about the potential sale of Matteo Darmian.

That’s according to the excellent Gianluca Di Marzio, translated by the Daily Star. The Italian journalist adds that Jose Mourinho has deemed the 28-year-old as surplus to requirements.

Apparently, the Serie A side are keen on handing the right-back an opportunity to return home, but they currently aren’t willing to meet United’s £20million asking price. Furthermore, Di Marzio also claims a loan deal could be a viable option.

I’m all for Edward Woodward trying to eek every last penny out of Milan, but I’m not sure how they’re expecting to make a sizeable profit on a player who only made a handful of Premier League starts last term.

It certainly does feel like the Red Devils are trying to move Darmian on, but that’s not to say he’s a bad player. At times, the Italian has put in some great performances, but an alarming lack of pace and positional unawareness has meant that his time at Old Trafford is probably up.

Darmian heading back to Italy makes perfect sense for all involved, and hopefully, everyone can come to an agreement and get this deal pushed over the line.


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