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Third Italian side enter race for €11m-rated misfit as Man Utd could cash in

Bit-part Man Utd defender Matteo Darmian is reportedly attracting plenty of interest from Italy, with Fiorentina joining Juventus and Inter in the scrap to sign him.

The 29-year-old has found himself relegated to a squad player during his time at Old Trafford, with his number of appearances steadily dropping each season.

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With the likes of Diogo Dalot, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young and Luke Shaw ahead of him in the pecking order, it has to be questioned as to whether or not he has a long-term future at United.

According to Calciomercato, as per the paper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, it’s claimed that Fiorentina are the latest club to express an interest in signing the Italian international, joining Juventus and Inter in a potential transfer battle.

It comes after Sportmediaset had suggested that we’ll look to try and bag €11m for the versatile defender if he leaves this month, with an initial €3m for a loan deal before making it permanent in the summer for a further €8m.

Given his lack of playing time and role in the squad, it has to be said that if Man Utd can secure a deal, it could ultimately help fund our own moves in the transfer market to continue to improve the squad and help us seal a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

If not spent in January, it could still create space in the squad and add funds to the transfer kitty for the summer when a permanent manager will be announced and will have his own plans to bolster the group.

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