Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed that his club has submitted an offer for Matteo Darmian.
Manchester United are set to undergo a few changes as the transfer deadline nears. The Red Devils are rushing to complete moves for some of their top targets, for which Jose Mourinho plans to raise funds by selling fringe players that wish to leave.
One such player is Matteo Darmian. The Italian joined Manchester United for a reported fee of £12.7 million in 2015. He had an exciting start to life at Old Trafford, but things haven’t been well since the arrival of Mourinho.
The Portuguese boss prefers to start Antonio Valencia over Darmian, thereby drastically reducing the latter’s playing time.
In the interview after Manchester United‘s recent pre-season encounter against AC Milan, Mourinho confirmed that Darmian had asked to leave the club, whilst also revealing that the 28-year-old will be allowed to depart if the right offer comes.
The next day, Darmian told ESPN that he wants regular playing time, and is hoping to return to Italy this summer. The report suggested that Napoli, Juventus, and Inter Milan were all keen to sign him before the transfer window closes.
And now, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed that his club has made an offer for the player. In an interview with Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli, he revealed: “It’s true that we asked for Darmian on loan with a right to buy.”
Napoli had an amazing run in the Serie A. At one point, they had the opportunity to topple Juventus at the top, but failed to capitalize.
The board now has full faith in new boss Carlo Ancelotti, and they shall do everything they can to bring the title home next season.