Manchester United outcast set to join Smalling, Lukaku and Sanchez with transfer to Serie A
Manchester United have made a number of transfers out to Italy over the summer, most notably Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez both joining Inter.
However, Chris Smalling is also set to join an Italian side in the form of a season-long loan to AS Roma, possibly hinting at the end of his United career.
Another one of the Manchester United outcasts is set to join Smalling, Lukaku and Sanchez in Italy, as Matteo Darmian is set to return to his homeland, but this time by joining Parma.
Parma have reportedly agreed a £1.4 million deal with Manchester United for the Italian defender, with the 29-year-old being set to sign a three-year contract with the club.
Darmian is rumoured to be flying over to Italy over the coming weekend to undergo a medical with the side.
During Ole Gunnar Solskjaer pre-match press conference on Friday for Saturday's game against Southampton, he stated that Darmian had attracted plenty of interest from Italy over the summer and is likely to leave the club.
Solskjaer said "There has been some interest in Matteo over in Italy, wanting to go back home."
Darmian joined Manchester United back in the summer of 2015 for £13 million from Torino, making 92 appearances in all competitions as he struggled to establish himself as a key defender in the side.
Despite all of this, he still managed to win the FA Cup, League Cup, and the Europa League with Manchester United.