Serie A giant contact Man Utd over transfer swoop for £12.7m star

MANCHESTER UNITED have fielded a call from Roma for Matteo Darmian.

Darmian managed just 29 appearances in all competitions last season but impressed in the Europa League final win against Ajax.

The Italy international, who joined United from Torino in 2015 for a reported fee of £12.7m, has been frequently linked with a return to his homeland since Jose Mourinho took charge at Old Trafford last summer.

And, according to Italian football journalist Tancredi Palmeri, he could be on the move to Roma.

Palmeri made the claim on Twitter and wrote: “Manchester United have been contacted by Roma for Darmian.”

Darmian has two years left on his contract.

Despite struggling to win over Mourinho, the 27-year-old has claimed he has a good relationship with him.

Speaking in April, he said: “Jose introduced his ideas and working methods, which are certainly different to those of Louis van Gaal.

“We players tried to adapt as soon as possible.

“What seems evident to me is how the squad improved over time, both in terms of character and our football.

“We have a positive rapport, undoubtedly, and it always has been since the first day of pre-season training.”

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