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Manchester United transfer roundup: Matteo Darmian pursuit hots up

by Ben Topliss

Here is the latest Manchester United transfer news and gossip.

Tuesday was dominated by Torino full-back Matteo Darmian as numerous reports suggested that the Italian is closing in on a move to Man United.

Louis van Gaal is looking for an upgrade on Antonio Valencia and it looks like he has turned to Darmian after missing out on Dani Alves and deciding against signing Nathaniel Clyne.

Rafael is still very much a United player of course but van Gaal appears to have lost all faith in the Brazilian.

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Instead, United have reportedly indicated that they are prepared to listen to offers for him. It would be a shame to lose Rafael as he has established himself as a fans’ favourite during his time in Manchester but it is clear that van Gaal prefers pragmatic full-backs.

Finally, the Guardian’s Jamie Jackson has claimed that United want to sign Morgan Schneiderlin by the time they fly out for the pre-season tour of the United States on Monday.

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman had revealed earlier this week that there had been no correspondence between the two clubs since an initial bid was rejected two weeks ago but United may ramp up their interest this week.

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