Transfer Latest: Napoli Made An Offer For Matteo Darmian
Napoli president has confirmed that his club has made an offer for Manchester United full back Matteo Darmian.
Darmian gave a hint to Jose Mourinho that he wants to leave the English club.
Manchester United coach Joe Mourinho revealed the defender wants to leave United. And Darmian confirmed he wants a fresh start and more regular playing time.
A return to Italy has been mooted. Juventus and Inter named as potential destinations alongside Napoli. Darmian said in February that he would be open to offers from any of the three Serie A sides.
De Laurentiis is hoping it is last season’s runners-up who can lure him back to his homeland as they look to challenge for the title once again.
De Laurentiis told Radio kiss kiss Napoli:
“It’s true that we asked for Darmian on loan with a right to buy.”
Since joining from Torino in 2015, Darmian has made 85 appearances for the Red Devils. But he featured just eight times in the Premier League for Jose Mourinho’s team last term.
However, the Italy international is not Napoli’s only option to strengthen at full-back. He admitted Benjamin Henrichs and PSV right-back Santiago Arias are possibilities too.
“We are looking at six profiles. There could also be Benjamin Henrichs from Bayer Leverkusen. Regarding Santiago Arias, I don’t know yet, we are on the way, so it’s all to see.”
The Partenopei chief also admitted that reported interest in Mexico and Standard Liege goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa is true. But he would not go into details.
According to some sources, Napoli also targeted Edison Cavani. But in the end manager Carlo Ancelotti showed no interest to go for the PSG forward. With PSG determined to retain Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, the Uruguay international has been linked with a return to Serie A.
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