Manchester United could lose 28-year-old as Juventus plan summer move: report

Juventus are turning their attentions to Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian after giving up their pursuit of Hector Bellerin, reports Goal.

The Italian Serie A champions want a right-back this summer and believe they can land the signature of Darmian given his situation at Old Trafford. The 28-year-old can’t get a game under Jose Mourinho this season and has less than 18 months on his deal with the Red Devils.

Darmian joined United from Torino in 2015 and has gone on to make more than 80 appearances in all competitions. However, the Italian fullback has been short of playing time in 2017/18, making just two starts in the Premier League, which could spell the end of his time at Old Trafford.

United could be open to a sale at the end of the season as a result, and Juventus are confident of landing his signature. Darmian would surely jump at the chance to join the perennial champions of Italy and would welcome the chance of more game time with another big club.

Goal say United paid around £16m for the 28-year-old’s signature in 2015, but they may struggle to make that back given his value has dropped to £9m due to a lack of games this season.

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