Date: 18th August 2018 at 4:14pm
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Italy international Matteo Darmian will stay at Manchester United this summer, according to The Sun.

The Premier League side, who visit Brighton and Hove Albion in the top-flight tomorrow (16:00), have been linked with selling the defender before the end of the month.

The 28-year-old, who has 36 international caps for the Azzurri, played the full 90 minutes in The Red Devils’ opening 2-1 league victory over Leicester City last Friday night.

Darmian, who arrived at Old Trafford back in July 2015 following his reported £12.7m switch from Italian outfit Torino, made 17 appearances in all competitions for Jose Mourinho’s side last season.

Despite the former AC Milan and Palermo full-back wanting to leave The Theatre of Dreams this summer, Darmian looks set to stay at United, until January at least, following the close of the Italian transfer window yesterday at 19:00pm.

Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian in action with Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy last Friday.

He was linked with a move back to his homeland, with the likes of Juventus, Inter Milan and Napoli all reportedly interested at some stage, but no deal ultimately materialised.

That leaves just the Spanish top division, La Liga, as the only realistic destination for the Italian before the August 31 deadline.

He had flown to Italy early in the week to push through a move away from the Premier League club.

Darmian, who is valued at £9m, is contracted at United until June 2019, and has scored one goal in 86 outings for the club overall.

Written by Dan Church

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