Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis claims he has made a bid for Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian.
The versatile Italian defender has revealed he plans on leaving Old Trafford before the transfer window closes next month.
And Jose Mourinho admitted he would not stand in Darmian’s way providing the right offer came in.
Napoli have long been linked with a move for the ex-Torino star, with Juventus also expressing an interest before snapping up Valencia’s Joao Cancelo.
And Carlo Ancelotti’s men have now presented United with an official offer which would see Darmian move to the San Paolo on loan before completing a permanent move next summer.
Napoli chief De Laurentiis told Radio Kiss Kiss: “We have asked for Damrian on a loan with a right to sign next summer.”
Darmian hopes he will get regular football wherever he ends up next season, adding: “[A move?] Yes, that’s what I want but we will see what happens because we don’t know.
“I want to play more regularly. Last season I didn’t play much – that’s my objective and my ambition.
“That’s why I spoke with the manager and also with the club about my future.
“We will see what happens. Honestly, I’m waiting. If I stay, I stay and I do what I did up until now.
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“If I go, it’s because the offer that another team makes will be good.
“To play for probably the best club in the world is a good thing and for me it’s an honour to play for United.
“But we have to take decisions in our life and this is my decision.
“Italy? It could be an option, yes, probably.”