Cape Town - Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is
open to letting Matteo Darmian leave the club during the current
transfer window, but only if the right offer comes along.
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The Italy international has been linked with a return to his homeland
after expressing a desire to play more regularly, with his
opportunities limited under Mourinho.
United are short of options on the right side of defence following an
injury to captain Antonio Valencia against San Jose Earthquakes on
Sunday, which has ruled him out for the remainder of their pre-season
tour to the United States.
New signing Diogo Dalot is also unavailable until September as the
youngster continues his recovery from knee surgery, but Mourinho won't
stand in Darmian's way if a suitable bid is made.
"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," the Portuguese coach said
after his side's penalty shootout victory over Milan in the
International Champions Cup.
"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."