Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed that the Italian side have made a season-long loan offer full-back Matteo Darmian from Manchester United.
Darmian has joined the Red Devils in 2015 from Torino under Dutch manager Louis van Gaal but has fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho.
The 28-year-old, who fallen behind United captain Antonio Valencia in the pecking order, has started last two matches in the International Champions Cup tournament.
United manager Jose Mourinho has recently claimed that Darmian will leave the Old Trafford side this summer if they receive a suitable bid.
Therefore, The Little Donkeys’ president Di Laurentiis admits his side have made a loan offer for Darmian with an option to sign him on a permanent deal.
“We have asked for Darmian on a loan with a right to sign next summer,” Di Laurentiis told Italian outlet Radio Kiss Kiss.
The Italy international, who captained United during the 1-1 draw against AC Milan, has said that a return to Italy could be an attractive option.
“I want to play more regularly,” said the former Torino star.
“Last season, I didn’t play much, that’s my objective and my ambition. That’s why I spoke with the manager and also with the club about my future.”
“I want to leave but we will see what happens because we don’t know.”
Darmian, who started his career at San Siro with AC Milan, has played just 8 Premier League matches last season.