Bought as the starting right-back last summer Louis Van Gaal for Manchester United, Matteo Darmian’s rollercoaster of a season means his role in the Old Trafford squad doesn’t make him exempt of an early departure somewhere else in Europe.

The Italian right-back, currently with Italy in France at the 2016 Euros, has been linked with a move to Juventus over the past couple of weeks, and Tuttosport have some more on it on Monday.

Currently playing alongside the three starting defenders at the Serie A champions’ side with his country, his performance against Belgium last week allowed Max Allegri to see what his side could look like next season, having followed Darmian for quite some time.

Darmian has now shown his ability to play in both a back four and in a 3-5-2, two tactics used by the Juventus manager last season, and interest could soon become something more serious.

Allegri also isn’t insensitive to the Mattia De Sciglio option, currently contracted to AC Milan, who has also demonstrated his ability to play in both systems with club and country, so if Darmian is a no go, then there’s someone further down the lift.

Seems like we’ll know more once Darmian returns to his club and meets with his new manager, José Mourinho later on in the summer.