Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta has acknowledged the club’s interest in signing Manchester United outcast Matteo Darmian this summer.
The Italian fell out of favour under Jose Mourinho last season and he was restricted to just three Premier League starts which came in low-pressure games.
As such, Darmian has been linked with an Old Trafford exit for a while and Marotta has now confirmed that the versatile full-back suits the profile of Juventus.
“Darmian? He can be part of the opportunities we are looking for, he is Italian and our hardcore must always be formed by players of our national team and who have greater ability to understand our habitat. So I do not hide it, it’s a profile that interests us,” he said.
Darmian has not quite settled into a regular role during his three seasons at Old Trafford and a return to Turin could benefit him to revive his flagging career.
Nevertheless, both clubs are yet to come to terms over a transfer fee but it could only be a matter of time before the Italian makes the switch to the Bianconeri.
Darmian, who can feature on either side of the central defence, could cement the right-back spot at Juventus with Stephan Lichtsteiner having ended his long-term association with the club.