Juventus want £10m deal with Manchester United for 28-year-old: report

According to Calciomercato, Juventus and Manchester United are at loggerheads over Matteo Darmian as they can’t agree on an asking price. United reportedly want £20m for the Italian defender they only paid £12.7m for in 2015, while Juve will only pay £10m as they believe it reflects his value.

Darmian has been an outcast at United this season. The 28-year-old has made just seven Premier League appearances under Jose Mourinho and finds himself behind Antonio Valencia in the pecking order. The Italian international is also capable of play left-back but has Ashley Young nailing down a starting place.

As a result, Darmian doesn’t appear to have a future at Old Trafford and will be sold this summer if United can agree a fee with Juve. The former Torino defender will surely be desperate for first-team football after spending the majority of the campaign on the bench or out of the matchday squad entirely, and there’s a void in Turin that he could fill next season.

Stephan Lichtsteiner is out of contract in the summer and is 34 years of age, while Mattia De Sciglio has spent the majority of the season sidelined with injury. Darmian stands a chance of nailing down a starting place with the Serie A champions if a deal could be agreed, but United don’t appear keen to lower their asking price.

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