LONDON (THE GUARDIAN) - Manchester United have sealed a deal to sign Torino full-back Matteo Darmian for a fee of around 13 million pounds (S$27.2 million) on Wednesday.
It is believed the Italy international has agreed a four-year contract worth around £30,000 a week with the player set to be officially presented during a news conference on Friday.
United manager Louis van Gaal has been looking for a right-back since missing out on Barcelona's Dani Alves and has decided that Darmian fits the bill. The 25-year-old started all of Italy's group matches at last summer's World Cup in Brazil and has 13 caps for his country.
Darmian can also play at centre-back though it is the right side of the rearguard where he has most impressed.