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Man United open talks with European giants over transfer away for £15M-rated Red Devils star

Man United have opened discussions with Portuguese giants Benfica over a transfer for Italian defender Matteo Darmian this summer.

This is according to the Mirror, who note that the Red Devils value the player at £15M, and that Benfica have already made a move for Darmian before, as they failed with a loan bid for him in January.

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The report also states that Darmian’s first choice is a move back to Italy, however if Benfica pay him £70,000-a-week, he’s open to undergoing talks with Benfica.

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Man United have opened talks with Benfica over a move for Darmian this summer

Losing Darmain wouldn’t be a very big blow for United at all, as the Italian hasn’t been the greatest of signings since he arrived from Torino in the summer of 2015.

The 28-year-old only managed to make a total of 17 appearances in all competitions for Jose Mourinho’s side last season, with stars such as Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young keeping the defender out of the team.

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Darmian flourished at Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal, with the player making  39 appearances in all competitions in the 2015/16 campaign, helping the club win the FA Cup in the process.

Darmian leaving United would be good business from United, as it would see them clear the books of a player that isn’t much use to them, and they’d also be bringing in some cash that could possibly go towards bringing players in to the club.

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