ROMA are considering a move for Matteo Darmian in January, according to reports in Italy.
The Manchester United full-back lost his place in the team to Antonio Valencia, and came under fire for an awful performance during the 1-0 defeat to Basel.
Roma signed Rick Karsdorp from Feyenoord in the summer, but have now lost him for the rest of the season to a cruciate ligament injury.
And Corriere dello Sport claim sporting director Monchi sees Darmian as a potential solution.
The former AC Milan academy player is still highly thought of in his homeland, as one of the only Italy players to emerge from their World Cup debacle with any credit.
Darmian, 27, had looked likely to leave Old Trafford in the summer after being used sparing during Jose Mourinho’s first season at the club.
However, an impressive performance at left-back in the Europa League final win over Ajax saw him stay.
Juventus and Inter Milan have also been keeping on eye on developments surrounding the Italy international.
But this report suggests Roma will make an enquiry over an initial loan with the obligation to buy at the end of the season.
Darmian joined United from Torino in 2015 and has made 77 appearances.