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Manchester United set to lose Matteo Darmian as the Italian looks for Juventus move – Reports
- Updated: July 24, 2018
Matteo Darmian is set to join Juventus as per reports in the British media. The Italian full-back has agreed personal terms with the Turin side, and the two clubs have also agreed a deal for the player according to the reports.
However, Darmian's move to Juventus is said to be depending on another transfer involving the Serie A club. Reports suggest that Alex Sandro will have to leave Juventus to make space for the Manchester United star.
Darmian made just eight Premier League appearances last season for Manchester United and 26 in the last two campaigns after making 28 in his debut campain in 2015/16 under Louis van Gaal.
Mourinho has not a big fan of the former Torino man and he has seen Antonio Valenica take his favoured position at right whilst the left bacl slot has mainly been occupied by Ashley Young.
Tuttomercatoweb report that the Old Lady sees Darmian as fully capable of fitting in at left back and are awaiting the departure of Alex Sandro – who is said to be on his way to Paris Saint-Germain.
Sandro has been on United's radar for some time, and reports had suggested that he could be a part of a swap deal. However, now, that seems unlikely to happen.
Jose Mourinho had insisted that Darmian is a part of his plans for the next season, but the defender seems keen on leaving. The manager had said the same thing about Daley Blind, but the left-back decided in favour of re-joining to boyhood club, Ajax.
With the Italian also leaving, Manchester United will have to make do with Luke Shaw and Ashley Young once again. New signing Diogo Dalot is capable of playing as a left back, but he is out injured right now.
Confirming his injury, Mourinho said: 'Dalot is injured; we knew that, but we didn't want to lose him because of that.”
'He is recovering really well. We think he can start training with the team when we go back to England. He will not be ready for the start of the season, but we think he'll be ready for September.'