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Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian wanted by Roma and Napoli - Sky sources

BRUGGE, BELGIUM - AUGUST 26:  Matteo Darmian of Manchester United looks on during the UEFA Champions League qualifying round play off 2nd leg match between
Image: Matteo Darmian of Manchester United

Napoli and Roma are interested in signing Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian, according to Sky sources.

Darmian joined United last summer from Torino but his form dipped after a promising start to his Old Trafford career.

The 26-year-old recently stated his intention to fight for his place at United but he failed to earn a spot in the match-day squad for either the FA Community Shield win over Leicester or Sunday's 3-1 victory over Bournemouth.

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The Italian international has fallen behind Antonio Valencia in the pecking order under Jose Mourinho, while Timothy Fosu-Mensah is also an option at right-back.

The 18-year-old Dutchman is reportedly close to signing a contract extension at United after breaking through last season.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28:  Timothy Fosu-Mensah of Manchester United in action during the
Image: Timothy Fosu-Mensah in action for Manchester United

Fosu-Mensah made ten appearances for the first team after coming making his debut as a substitute in the 3-2 win over Arsenal last February.

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Mourinho has been clear in his desire to work with 23 first-team players this season so keeping three right-backs is unlikely, although Darmian can also provide cover on the left side of defence.

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