REPORT: Parma’s Matteo Darmian Will Join Inter Milan

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Parma full-back Matteo Darmian will have a medical to join Inter Milan on Friday, Fabrizio Romano reports.

The former Manchester United defender will join Antonio Conte’s operation at San Siro for a fee of €2.5 million.

Inter Milan Agree Deal to Sign Matteo Darmian

Darmian Finally Joining Inter

Inter Milan have long been interested in signing Darmian, having held talks during the Italian’s stay at Old Trafford. He ended up returning to Serie A with Parma though, however, is set to make the move back to Milan.

Darmian started out in Milan with Inter’s rivals AC Milan.

After a loan spell with Padova, he joined Palermo permanently. Following that, he gained recognition for his efforts at Torino and was signed by Louis van Gaal at Manchester United.

Initial expectations were high and Darmian never lived up to them, though he remains a useful footballer and should fit in well with Conte’s system at Inter.

Featured Heavily for Parma Since United Departure

Since leaving United, Darmian has made 36 appearances for Parma in Italy. He’s delivered one goal and one assist for his team and will now move on and look to build on his 150 Serie A appearances in the Province of his birth.

His return to Italy originally seemed motivated by a desire to play for Italy again and missing the country in general. He hasn’t appeared for the national team since, however, joining Inter, who challenged for the title last season, he may have a greater capacity to impress Roberto Mancini.

Dalbert Leaving for Rennes

Going out of the exit door at Inter is Dalbert. The Brazilian will join Ligue 1 side Rennes, where he will have a medical on Friday. He leaves Inter on loan with an option to buy for €12 million, as also reported by Fabrizio Romano.

Dalbert featured heavily for Inter Milan last season, making 34 appearances and providing nine assists. Though, it appears Conte is ready for change.

Romano also claims Inter are working on a deal to bring Marcos Alonso back to Italy, with Premier League side Chelsea willing to let him leave on loan.

 

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