Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian has travelled to Italy in order to try and complete a move to his home land.

Darmian has been linked with a move to Juventus and Inter Milan since the start of the summer and on more than one occasion a move seemed imminent.

Though a transfer never materialised, his time at Old Trafford seemed all but over, but an extreme set of circumstances led to him playing in United’s Premier League opener against Leicester City.

Antonio Valencia and Diogo Dalot are both injured and Jose Mourinho gave the thumbs up to Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s loan switch to Fulham, meaning Darmian was selected, though his partnership with Juan Mata was one of the disappointing aspects of the victory.

United are likely to face a similar issue against Brighton at the weekend but with the Italian transfer deadline fast approaching, Darmian has travelled to Italy in order to be close to any club that agrees terms with United so that he will be present for the formalities.

United are believed to be willing to accept a fee of less than £10m to facilitate the transfer. He has played 86 times for United, and scored one goal, during his three full seasons in Manchester.