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Napoli make Matteo Darmian bid as Manchester United mull Aurelio De Laurentiis’ offer

Napoli have been long-term suitors of ex-Torino ace and have made loan offer with option to buy next summer

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.

Napoli have made an official offer for Matteo Darmian

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Napoli have made an official offer for Matteo Darmian

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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.”

The defender is keen to leave Manchester United

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The defender is keen to leave Manchester United

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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.

Napoli want Darmian on loan with an option to buy next summer

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Napoli want Darmian on loan with an option to buy next summer

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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.”

Darmian admits he wants more first-team opportunities this season

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Darmian admits he wants more first-team opportunities this season

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