Juventus want Matteo Darmian on loan

With both Stephan Lichtsteiner and Kwadwo Asamoah leaving on a free in the summer, the Bianconeri are in need of more defensive options. Juventus have made an opening 12-month loan bid frrom the end of the season with the obligation to buy for £19.25million a year later. But Manchester United are not interested in any type of loan deal, and want £26.5m in a straight cash deal. Darmian is keen to return to Italy, having lost his place to Antonio Valencia under Jose Mourinho.

And he knows Massimiliano Allegri, having briefly worked with him at AC Milan. However, he still would not be certain of regular playing time at Juventus, with Mattia De Sciglio likely to pose competition for the right-back slot next season. Asamoah and Alex Sandro have been battling for a starting place this term this term, where Darmian, 28, is equally adept — but the highly-rated Leonardo Spinazzola will be returning from his loan spell at Atalanta.

With no World Cup for Italy this summer, Darmian is in no rush to sort out his future, but he will want to ensure more regular playing time if he does leave United. Roma, Napoli and Inter Milan are among the other Serie A heavyweights interested in the ex-Torino man.

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