We have been convinced all summer that Matteo Darmian to Juventus was pretty much done.
According to Sport Witness, Turin based newspaper Tuttosport previously stated Darmian had a 95% chance of joining the Serie A champions this summer but it’s mid-June and he’s still a Manchester United player.
United’s perceived high demands may have put Juve off, with reports in Italy suggesting that Ed Woodward has asked for €20-25m for the full-back.
That, to us, sounds like a great deal for United but maybe less so for Juve and it sounds like they’re no longer willing to negotiate unless Woodward and co lower their demands.
Juve look likelier to move for Valencia full-back Joao Cancelo, who spent last season on loan at Inter Milan, so Massimiliano Allegri would have kept a close eye on the Portugal international.
But, United need a full-back as much as the Italian giants, especially on the left-side of defence.
Woodward will be hoping another club comes in for Darmian because it doesn’t look like Juve are going to splash the cash.
Otherwise, Darmian may be left unhappy with the club with nowhere to go.