The way contracts work, we are 100% sure there will come a time when Matteo Darmian finally gets his desired return to Italy, but the problem is, it’s impossible to know when.

Last summer, the Manchester United defender looked as if he was all set to move to Juventus, but the Red Devils’ insistence on getting what they believed was a fair price became a big stumbling block, meaning he stayed for an extra year.

With his contract expiring in the summer, the club triggered the one-year extension in his deal, meaning they gave themselves more time to get some money from him, suggesting the next few months could finally see some movement.

In Italy, Gazzetta dello Sport firmly believe Inter are interested in Darmian, as they are in desperate need for a right-back since they will not be buying either Sime Vrsaljko or Cédric Soares.

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Danilo at Manchester City has become a very realistic option for them, and a €15m + bonuses offer is said to have already been made, yet the Manchester United defender is still in the mix.

Gazzetta state the Red Devils still want €12m for their man, who has made a whole seven appearances in all competitions this year, but the belief is they could ‘come down’ to €10m.

Honestly, at this point, after all the twists and turns over the past two years, we’ll believe it when we see it, but logic states this summer is the one we see Darmian put an end to his Old Trafford nightmare.