According to Football Italia, Juventus have already ‘agreed a deal in principle’ with Manchester United for Matteo Darmian and will have a meeting next week to finalise the transfer. The 28-year-old is expected to depart Old Trafford for Turin this summer, but the two clubs can’t yet agree on a fee.
United want £17.5 for the Italian international, but Juventus have only mustered a bid of around £10.5m so far. A meeting next week could see the two clubs finally agree a deal for Darmian whom they’ve wanted to replace Stephan Lichtsteiner.
All parties are compliant in the deal. United want to cash in for a player who isn’t commanding a starting place, Juventus need to sign a right-back this summer and Darmian is open to leave the Manchester giants for the Serie A champions. All that’s left to hash out is his asking price.
The 28-year-old’s value shouldn’t be too high given he spent last season on the periphery under Jose Mourinho. Darmian, who joined United from Torino in 2015, made just eight Premier League appearances in 2017/18, as he was playing second fiddle to Antonio Valencia at right-back. He made just 12 starts in all competitions.