According to Football Italia, reporting via Sport Italia, Juventus officials are planning talks with Manchester United regarding the availability of Matteo Darmian.
Darmian joined the Red Devils from Torino in 2015, but has since failed to establish himself in the first team at Old Trafford. A return to Serie A, with Juventus, now looks on the cards for the 28-year-old.
The departure of Darmian would leave Jose Mourinho in need of a replacement right-back.
The United boss should push Juventus for a swap deal which would see Darmian head for Turin, with Mattia De Sciglio travelling to Manchester.
United have already signed a right-back this summer in the form of Diogo Dalot, but the 19-year-old may yet be considered too raw to be starting week in week out in the Premier League.
With Antonio Valencia ageing, whoever replaces the seemingly outbound Darmian has to be ready to step immediately into his breach.
De Sciglio, at 25-years-old, consistently impressed as a first team regular at AC Milan but has struggled to settle since his move to the Old Lady in a season hampered by injury.
Both Darmian and De Sciglio are undoubtedly talented defenders who have not quite got going at their current clubs, and perhaps a move would suit both well and help them return to their previous levels.
If Mourinho could get De Sciglio back fit and firing on all cylinders, then he’d have exactly the kind of right-back he likes to work with. The Italian is a mature defender, who attacks well without losing his discipline and boasts excellent positioning skills.
De Sciglio would be a great addition to Mourinho’s squad, especially if he could be secured on a cost effective swap deal.
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