Juventus director flies in to discuss deal for Man United defender

Manchester United star Matteo Darmian has emerged as a shock target for Juventus in the January transfer window, according to reports from the Metro.

Darmian only signed for the Red Devils from Torino this past summer, and the defender instantly became an integral first-team player for Louis van Gaal’s men.

However, the Italy international has recently struggled for form and has been in and out of the side since the beginning of November, only featuring 45 minutes in their 2-1 win over Swansea City on Saturday.

And his frustrations has alerted Serie A champions Juventus, who are hoping to take advantage of the situation and sign the right-back they were interested in ever since his time with Torino.

Reports from Italy have claimed that Juve director Giuseppe Marotta has flown to Manchester in order to discuss a deal that will see Darmian go to the Juventus Stadium in a loan move, with an option to make the transfer permanent via a £11million offer.

Darmian, 26, has played 22 games in all competitions this season, picking up seven yellow cards.