Inter Milan have reportedly launched a €15m bid in an attempt to bring out-of-favour Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian back to Italy
Italian publication Leggo have claimed that Inter Milan have registered a bid for Manchester United right-back Matteo Darmian. The Nerazurri have tabled a cumulative offer of €15m for the out-of-favour Red Devils player in an attempt to prize the player away from Old Trafford.
The publication has also revealed the breakdown of the bid with Inter Milan offering an initial €1m to take the player on loan in January for the rest of the 2016-17 campaign, with an option to make the move permanent for a further payment of €14m.
Matteo Darmian has endured a difficult time under Jose Mourinho after a more-than-decent debut season under Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United. The player seems to be on the fringes of Mourinho’s first-team plans with the Portuguese preferring Antonio Valencia in a starting role and opting to give youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah opportunities instead of providing Darmian some game time.
The player has been linked with a number of clubs with the trio of Inter Milan, AC Milan and Barcelona being the most prominent of the potential suitors. Barcelona are eyeing the player as a potential replacement for the frustrated Aleix Vidal, but do have other targets on their shortlist and Arsenal star Bellerin as their main focus.
Inter Milan player Davide Santon had, earlier in the week, urged Matteo Darmian to make the move to Inter and looks like the Nerazzurri have decided to take it a step further by tabling an initial bid for the 26-year-old.
The report, though, added that Manchester United are looking for an amount in the range of €18m in order to agree to part with the player. It is likely to be down to the negotiations between the two clubs to agree a price for the player with the difference between the valuation of the two sides not very far apart.
Meanwhile, it would be interesting to see if the likes of AC Milan or Barcelona or even Juventus, who were reported to be interested at one point of time, decide to delve in and offer some competition to Inter Milan, who now appear to be front-runners for the Italian international’s signature.