Inter Milan and Napoli are interested in Manchester United right-back Matteo Darmian who could exit Old Trafford before the end of the summer transfer window. The Italian is yet to feature under new Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho and a possible exit from the club looks likely.
“Antonio Valencia has been preferred at right-back and Darmian hasn’t made the bench since Wayne Rooney’s testimonial against Everton since August 3. He will hope he can force his way back in given that Valencia, as well as he’s played, isn’t a natural full-back.” Rob Dawson of Manchester Evening News stated on the Italy international.
Darmian started his Manchester United career in style when he arrived at the club from Torino last year. However, as the team’s performance started to decline, the Italian began to struggle as well. The 26-year-old was well exposed against a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates and has failed to regain his form from there.
With Antonio Valencia showing fantastic form at the right-back position from the start of the season, it will be tough for Darmian to get back into the first-team scenario soon. Hence, a move back to Italy could be the viable option.
Meanwhile, Metro’s Chris Winterburn has suggested that Mourinho would love to swap Darmian for Monaco’s Fabinho, whom the Portuguese is interested to sign.
In an ideal world I get the impression that Mourinho would quite like to move Rojo+Darmian on and bring in Fonte+Fabinho.
— Chris Winterburn (@cmwinterburn) August 23, 2016
Inter Milan needs some quality additions at the back to help with their ongoing season. The Serie A giants have started the season in poor form. A combination of Matteo Darmian and Antonio Candreva would gift the Nerazzurri one of the best right flanks in the league.
On the other hand, Napoli already have a brilliant right-back in the form of Elseid Hysaj, who also had a brilliant Euro 2016. But, Darmian is also equally capable of playing as a left-back which could be an important factor in the Italian club’s decision to make an approach for the player.
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