Manchester United are closing in on a deal to sign Torino full-back Matteo Darmian.
Gianluca Di Marzio reports that talks are under way and the 25-year-old Italian could become the right-back signing who Louis van Gaal is keen to secure.
Darmian is widely considered to have been one of the best performers in the Serie A over the last 12 months and with both Dani Alves and Nathaniel Clyne off the cards, United don’t have too many available options left in the market for a new right-back.
Comfortable at playing both on the left or right, Darmian’s versatility is something that would immediately appeal to Van Gaal given his penchant for ‘multi-functional’ players and at just €20m, he’d be relatively cheap when you consider Luke Shaw cost £30m.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) July 7, 2015
Di Marzio has an excellent track record when it comes to transfers involving Serie A clubs and United fans are certainly hoping his information is accurate with Darmian.
We’ll follow the story all the way and bring you any update on the story when it develops.