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Manchester United Transfer News: Darmian to be sold in January; Fabinho to replace him

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Manchester United right-back Matteo Darmian has experienced a difficult 18-month period at the football club. The player arrived at Old Trafford last summer for $20 million from Torino.

Since the arrival of new manager Jose Mourinho, Darmian has failed to play a single minute for the Red Devils this season. The Portuguese boss has preferred Antonio Valencia as his first-choice right back. This has placed the future of the Italy international in doubt at Manchester, according to Football Italia.

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United are prepapred to let go of the player in January, 2016. A host of Italian Serie A clubs like Juventus, Napoli, Inter Milan, Roma and Fiorentina are interested in signing the player. Inter and Juve are tagged as the favorites to sign the 26-year-old.

It is believed that newly appointed Inter coach Frank De Boer had launched a transfer bid to sign Darmian this summer. However, Manchester United rejected the approach as Mourinho wanted to keep the player at the club as a quality backup.

But, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has made Darmian his top transfer target in the upcoming January window. Current right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner has had a fallout with the club and Allegri sees Darmian as the proper replacement.

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Meanwhile, Mourinho has already selected a replacement should Darmian leave Old Trafford in January. Monaco’s Fabinho is being heavily linked to make a move to United.

It is being reported that the Portuguese boss will pay an amount of $20 million to acquire Fabinho in the winter transfer window.

Photo courtesy: Паршин Дмитрий/Wikipedia.org

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