​Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian has reportedly given the green light for a move to Juventus in the summer. 


The 28-year-old full back has fallen out of favour with manager Jose Mourinho after making just two starting ​Premier League appearances this term as Antonio Valencia continues to impress, leaving him to push through a move away from Old Trafford to secure regular senior football for next season. 

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According to Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via ​Football Italia, Darmian has informed ​Juventus that he is more than happy to make the move to the Serie A side in the summer, where he could be set to replace the ageing Stephan Lichtsteiner.


It is expected that Juventus director Beppe Marotta will look to finalise details with ​Manchester United over a fee for the versatile defender who was secured by United from Torino for €18m in the summer of 2015.

The 28-year-old's ability to play as a right back, left back and central defender is said to have appealed to the Italian giants who are willing to overlook his lack of football this season which totals a measly 13 appearances across all competitions. 


Darmian remains contracted with United until the summer of 2019 and is thought to command a smaller transfer fee than fellow ​Juventus target and Arsenal right back Hector Bellerin.

The Gunners' full back had reportedly been tagged with a £50m price tag which is said to have made the ​Serie A side reconsider pursuing a deal for the Spaniard, leaving them to turn to the Italy international.