Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will block any attempt from Chelsea to sign Matteo Darmian in January

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Want-away Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian is being linked with a surprise switch to Chelsea in January, though it seems as though Reds boss Jose Mourinho has other ideas.

Earlier this week it had been reported that the Italian full-back’s days at Old Trafford were numbed, after an apparent ‘total breakdown’ in communication between Darmian and Mourinho.

It’s believed that the ‘Special One’ is angry with the Italian, for his hesitation to seek a move away from Old Trafford before the end of the the summer transfer window, scuppering United’s plans to sign Brazilian Fabinho on Transfer Deadline Day.

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Darmian, had been linked with a move to Serie A in the summer, and it’s believed that Juventus and Inter Milan are keen to sign the defender when the transfer window reopens in January.

But according to Calcio Mercato Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to reunite with Darmian, with the pair working together during Conte’s reign as Italy boss.

Whilst it seems as though Chelsea’s interest in te 26-year-old is serious, it’s thought that Jose Mourinho is not keen on selling to a Premier League rival, and whilst his wish is to sell the defender, he will look to offload Darmian to Italy rather than West London.

We at Free Bets, will keep you updated on this developing transfer story.

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