- Juventus are close to signing out of favour Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian
- The Italian has spent three and half years at Old Trafford and only managed 59 appearances
- The deal could be made permanent in the coming summer for a fee around £7.1million
Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian is close to joining Italian champions Juventus on a loan deal until the end of the season.
The 29-year-old could be signed on a permanent basis in the summer based on performance with a fee around £7.1million.
The Italy international's contract will expire in the summer but the Red Devils are willing to extend his deal in order to get a fee for the wing-back.
Since joining the Old Trafford outfit in 2015, Darmian has been unable to nail a starting place under Louis Van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and the current manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer.
He has only made 59 league appearances in three and half years at the Theatre of Dreams with just three games under Mourinho and just a minute of game-time under Solksjaer.
Juve see Darmian as a utility player who can operate in a number of positions and will pay Manchester United a loan fee of £2.6million if a deal is agreed for the Italian.
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It is understood Darmian is keen on a move to return to the Serie A but it depends on whether United sanction a deal.
Man United recorded their seventh straight victory under caretaker manager Solksjaer as they defeated Brighton by 2-1 at Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Manchester United have reportedly joined the race to sign highly-rated Crystal Palace star Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
The 21-year-old who only made his Premier League debut in February 2018 has been impressive for the Eagles exposing him to top clubs who now want his services.
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