Intern Milanhave sent scouts to watch Matteo Darmian in Manchester United’s Europa League tie against FC Zorya Luhansk last week, according to Tuttosport.
The problem is that Darmian didn’t only stay out of the starting team, but he couldn’t even make the bench for that match.
The newspaper takes this as a good sign for Inter, meaning that José Mourinho wouldn’t make things so hard to let the player go on a loan deal with an option to buy.
Tuttosport mentions Darmian as a perfect target for the market, as he already knows the Italian football and can play not only on the right and on the left, but also in a line of three in case of a 3-5-2 system.
Matteo Darmian signed for Manchester United from Torino in 2015 for €18m. He made 39 appearances in his debut season under Louis van Gaal, being used both as a right-back as a left-back.
But José Mourinho clearly sees Antonio Valencia and Timothy Fosu-Mensah as his preferred options, as Darmian has been struggling for minutes. The 26-year-old has only one appearance this season, playing the full 90 minutes against Feyenoord in the Europa League.
It seems that whatever happened with Inter’s transfer mission, Tuttosport were determined to see it as a sign a transfer is more likely.