Matteo Darmian: Parma agree deal with Manchester United for defender

Matteo Darmian has made just six appearances so far this season
Image: Matteo Darmian made just seven appearances for United last season

Parma have agreed a £1.4m deal with Manchester United for defender Matteo Darmian, according to Sky in Italy.

The 29-year-old is set to sign a three-year contract, or two-year with the option for a third, with the Serie A side and is set to fly to Italy over the weekend to undergo a medical.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted on Friday that Serie A clubs had manifested interest for the Italy international over the summer and is likely to leave.

"I can see maybe Matteo [leaving]. There has been some interest in Matteo over in Italy, wanting to go back home," Solskjaer said.

Louis van Gaal signed Matteo Darmian from Torino in 2015
Image: Louis van Gaal signed Matteo Darmian from Torino in 2015

Darmian is poised to leave United four years after joining from Torino in a £13m deal, during which he amassed 92 appearances for the club across all competitions and won the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League.

The full-back has played only 13 times for the Old Trafford club since December 2017 with his current deal due to expire next summer.

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He joins team-mate Chris Smalling in a move to Serie A as the centre-back is closing in on a move to Roma.

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