Juventus Face Competition From AS Roma For United Defender Matteo Darmian

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Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian could end up heading out the exit door come summer, according to reports.

Darmian was brought to Manchester by Louis van Gaal back in 2015, and the Italy international enjoyed a successful spell in his early days with the Red Devils. However, since the arrival of Jose Mourinho, the 27-year-old has found himself stuck down the pecking order, with Antonio Valencia making the right-back position his very own.

Now at the fringes of Manchester United’s starting lineup, Darmian is set to be shown the exit door by Mourinho, and the full-back could end up making a return to his homeland in the upcoming summer transfer window.

The former AC Milan and Torino man was linked with potential transfers to Inter Milan as well as Juventus back in January, but any such move failed to materialise. But Juve still remain in the hunt for a full-back, especially with Dani Alves’ future at the Turin-based outfit still far from secure.

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Moreover, according to Italian news outlet TuttoMercatoweb, Serie A outfit Roma are the latest club to enter the race for this Manchester United man, and they will go head-to-head with the Bianconeri for the right-back’s services.

Darmian’s current contract with the Old Trafford outfit lasts until 2019, and United are reportedly prepared to listen to offers around the region of £8.6 million.

If the Italian does end up leaving the Premier League giants in the summer, he will become the 4th Louis van Gaal signing to head out the exit door under Mourinho’s management, following the footsteps of Morgan Schneiderlin, Memphis Depay, and Bastian Schweinsteiger.


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