Inter Milan have set their sights on Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian, who has fallen out of favour with manager Jose Mourinho.
Since joining Manchester United from Torino in the summer of 2015, the Italian international has gone on to make 39 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions and had a good first season in England.
However, since the arrival of Jose Mourinho, his future has been cast in doubt with the Portuguese’s preference to play Antonio Valencia at right back and the return of Luke Shaw at left-back. Manchester United have also been linked with a move for Monaco right-back Fabinho in a £22 million deal.
It was reported in June that the Italian wasn’t a part of Jose Mourinho’s plans at Manchester United and it was expected that he would he offloaded from Old Trafford to his one of his potential suitors, which included European giants Barcelona and Serie A runners-up Napoli.
Now, however, Gazzetta World report that Inter Milan are now trying to take the 26-year-old on loan this season. Despite the arrival of new shareholders, the Nerazzuri are short on funds after spending big on Joao Mario, Antonio Candreva and Gabriel Barbosa among others and are also restricted by FFP regulations.
The report states that Frank De Boer recently held a meeting with the clubs’s Chief Of Finances Piero Ausilio to plan out a strategy in the last few hours of the transfer window, and only cheap options are being considered given the club’s financial restrictions.
There would also be the issue of his wages, which may prove to be too high for Inter at this point of time. More importantly, Darmian is a product of rivals AC Milan’s youth system, so that might make it all the more difficult to convince the full-back to make the switch to the blue half of the San Siro.