Inter Milan are very interested in signing out-of-favour Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian in the January transfer window, according to Italian website Calciomercato.
The report claims Darmian is keen to leave Old Trafford for the Italian giants, but Inter could find it difficult to reach a deal with United due to the English giants’ asking price of €20m.
Inter’s sporting director Piero Ausilio is believed to be keen to find an agreement with United as soon as possible, but the Italians prefer to sign the player on loan with an option to buy.
The website goes on to suggest that if United refuse to let Darmian leave on an initial loan, the Italian club is willing to offer up to €14m for him, which would still be short of United’s asking price.
Inter manager Frank De Boer is reportedly desperate to sign Darmian as the Italy international is already familiar with Serie A and can also play on either side of the defense.
Darmian moved to Old Trafford from Torino last year, but failed to establish himself in Van Gaal’s starting eleven despite starting the 2015/16 campaign very well.
Things haven’t really changed for him under Mourinho so far, with the Italian well down the pecking order at right-back. The 26-year-old has only made one appearance for United so far this season, playing 90 minutes against Dutch side Feyenoord last month.
It’d be better for him to leave Old Trafford in order to get regular game time and it seems like the two clubs could soon reach a deal.