Matteo Darmian going back to Italy remains a big thing, and, as has been the case for quite some time now, Roma are insisting the most to get it done.

This, according to Il Messaggero, is happening through Monchi, who is currently trying to convince Manchester United to let him go.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a story about a Premier League player going to another league if there wasn’t a line about how difficult it would be for the Serie A side to match the defender’s wages.

Darmian’s unhappiness at Old Trafford remains a great bonus for AS Roma, even if the right-back remains aware of the other clubs after him (who aren’t named here but will be Napoli and Juventus).

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Furthermore, his versatility would allow the Serie A side to breathe easy in defence, as he would cover both his natural position and for Aleksandr Kolarov down the left, allowing them to perhaps make some money off Emerson Palmieri if the right offer were to come in.

It’s more of the same, yet the fact Monchi is now in direct contact with Manchester United, at least according to Il Messaggero, suggests there’s more to it than just interest now.

However, the difficult part here will be to convince José Mourinho about letting Darmian leave on loan.

The only way we can see that happening is if a compulsory view to buy is included, and that’s not a guarantee considering Roma’s current financial situation.