If I had a £1 for every piece of speculation that has appeared, over the last twelve months or so, relating to the future of Matteo Darmian, I’d be a rich man.
The 28-year-old Italian has been linked with a return to Italy on several occasions, but a move has never actually materialised.
However, that looks set to change with the popular tabloid publication, the Sun, reporting that Darmian, who is nothing more than a fringe player this season, is set to leave as early as January.
Our source reports that the duo of Inter Milan and Roma are interested in acquiring the services of the former international.
For me, the move makes perfect sense, in the prime years of his career Darmian needs more than just the occasional outing in the first team, he needs regular football and if that means a return to his native Italy then so be it.
For United, it would free up a place in the squad, remove Darmian from the payroll and, perhaps, allow Mourinho a little room for manipulation in the transfer market.
Here at Vital Manchester United, we’ll keep an eye out for any further developments, even more so as the opening of the January transfer window approaches.