Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Manchester United right-back Matteo Darmian can leave the club this summer if they receive a suitable bid.
The Italian defender has strongly been linked with a return to his homeland with Inter Milan, Juventus and Napoli declared as the full-back’s suitors.
Darmian started United’s pre-season game against his childhood club AC Milan on Thursday morning and was made skipper as Antonio Valencia was dropped for the game.
“Darmian is a fantastic guy and a tremendous pro. He’s the kind of guy who is always ready to give what he has, and for him to play against his childhood club and be captain has a nice meaning.”
“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,” Mourinho said.
“Until now, the offers we got for Matteo are not even close to being accepted.”
“If Matteo leaves he leaves because the right offer arrives and if he stays, yes you are right, he can be important for us.”
The 28-year-old joined United in 2015 from Torino under Dutch manager Louis van Gaal and has since made 85 appearances for the Red Devils.