Matteo Darmian was linked with a return to Italy during January, as he is every single transfer window, with Juventus and Inter Milan believed to be interested in the Manchester United defender.

The Nerazzurri secured the services of Cedric Soares from Southampton, while the Old Lady were unsuccessful in their efforts to land him in the winter market.

On January 30th, we covered a report from Calciomeracto, who claimed the aforementioned Serie A clubs are keeping in contact with the former Torino man’s agent as they look for a transfer in the summer.

Meanwhile, ilBiancoNero in Italy now has a report on why Darmian’s move to the Turin club didn’t take shape in the mid-season transfer window.

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It’s explained that Juventus had found an agreement with the player, but his transfer was blocked because 25-year-old defender Leonardo Spinazzola decided against joining Bologna last month.

Darmian was one step away from joining Massimiliano Allegri’s side, but Spinazzola’s desire to continue at Juventus forced the former to stay at United, at least until the end of the season.