Jose Mourinho blocks Manchester United defender's move to Serie A giantPublished November 1, 2016
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has blocked one of his defenders from leaving the club, according to Calcio Mercato. Matteo Darmian is open to moving to Inter Milan but the Special One has blocked his exit. The main stumbling block is likely to be the right-back’s price-tag.
Inter want to sign the versatile defender who can play on both flanks as well as the centre of defence. They’ll have to offer more than their current proposal. They want to take the Italian international on loan with an option to buy for €13-€15million. This isn’t remotely appetising for United.
The Red Devils only signed Darmian from Torino last summer for €14 million. After initially impressing, the defender lost the trust of Louis van Gaal in a defeat at Arsenal in November 2015. He’s never regained his place as first-choice right-back with Antonio Valencia being preferred when he’s fit.
Valencia is currently out of action with a broken arm and will remain so for the next five or six weeks. This gives Darmian a good opportunity to win back the trust of supporters. Inter have been told by United that they’ll have to fork out €20-€22million if they want to bring him back to Italy.