Juventus, Inter Milan end Matteo Darmian pursuit
Serie A duo Juventus and Inter Milan have reportedly ended their interest in signing Matteo Darmian after getting to know of Manchester United's transfer demands. It has been a nightmare time for the defender in England, who is now seeking his next challenge back in his home country.
The Italy international has barely featured for the Red Devils over the past 18 months and in the current season, he has been restricted to just five appearances in all competitions.
Due to this, there has been extended speculation linking him with a winter exit but according to Gianluca Di Marzio, that may not necessarily witness his departure from the Old Trafford outfit.
United are said to demand a £5.25m loan fee for the season with an additional £5.25m for a permanent summer deal and that is something which has put off the player's suitors from making an approach.
Darmian is currently the fourth-choice right-back within the Manchester United first-team with Ashley Young, Diogo Dalot and Antonio Valencia ahead of him in the pecking order. Even the mixed form of Ashley Young has not improved Darmian's hopes of action in Manchester, much to the defender's disappointment.
Darmian arrived in England with a huge reputation but ultimately failed to deliver on the promises made when signing his mega money deal in the Premier League. Today's football tips are live on OLBG.com
The defender is rumoured to have already sold his property in England as he looks set to secure a return back to Italy. It is understood that the player's agent has been locked in talks with several clubs for over three months, but negotiations reached an impasse leaving Darmian out of the team.
Jose Mourinho was not a fan of Darmian and left the Italian out of his first team plans for the most part, whilst new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also yet to have been impressed by the right-back, who is also comfortable playing in the centre of defence.
With just one week of the transfer window remaining, Darmian will be keen to wrap up his future before deadline day.
It is understood that Serie A sides Genoa and Sampdoria are ready to spend around 8 million euros for a quickfire deal in January.
Serie A duo Juventus and Inter Milan have reportedly ended their interest in signing Matteo Darmian after getting to know of Manchester United's transfer demands.