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Juventus close to signing Matteo Darmian

April 14, 2018

Juventus are close to agreeing a deal for Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian.

The Bianconeri are in the market for a new full-back as Stephan Lichtsteiner is almost certain to leave the club in June when his contract ends while the future of Kwadwo Asamoah is also uncertain.

Juventus have been linked with Darmian for several years dating back to his time at city rivals Torino, and it’s now suggested that they may finally have secured a deal for the full-back.

Reports from Tuttosport and Goal Italia state that Juventus are only ‘one step’ away from signing the player, making him their first purchase of the summer while talks over a move have been ongoing for several months.

There’s been an ‘acceleration’ in recent days and most crucially, both Manchester United and the player have given the green light over a potential move.

The 28-year-old is expected to play primarily on the right side of defence but can fill in on the left as well, where Juve may lose not only Asamoah but Alex Sandro as well.

Juventus could move for with Juan Bernat, Jonas Hector or Filipe Luis should Sandro choose to leave the club this summer.

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