Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Valencia Knock Casts Doubt on Mat's Move

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Valencia Knock Casts Doubt on Mat's Move

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JOSE Mourinho has confirmed Matteo Darmian wants to leave United but the club is yet to receive an acceptable offer.

The 28-year-old has entered the last year of his United contract but is eager to return to Italy amid interest from Juventus, Napoli and Internazionale. Although the Premier League transfer window closes on August 9, United are free to sell players to overseas clubs until August 31. Darmian's situation is complicated by Antonio Valencia's injury, though.

The United captain has returned to England with a torn calf and will be unavailable for the league opener against Leicester on August 10, while new full-back signing Diogo Dalot is sidelined until September.

"Matteo wants to leave and I think when a player wants to leave, if the right offer arrives, you have to try to be human and let the player follow his instinct - but not at any price. …

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