Photo: Manchester United-bound Matteo Darmian pictured ahead of Old Trafford talks

Manchester United target Matteo Darmian has been pictured at the airport ahead of his flight to England.

Manchester-bound defender Matteo Darmian has been pictured at the airport ahead of his reported move to Old Trafford.

The photo, taken by Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, confirms the notion that the highly-rated Torino full-back is flying to England today ahead of a final meeting with the Red Devils

The Daily Mail suggest that Manchester United have agreed a fee of £12.7million for the Italy international, which could eventually rise to £14.4m based on performances. 

After head coach Louis van Gaal decided Brazilian youngster Rafael is not up to the job, the Dutchman has turned to the Torino defender to solve his side's shortage of quality in defence.

He is expected to become the club's first-choice right-back following his move, displacing Antonio Valencia, who featured in the role most regularly last season.

Reports suggest Darmian will sign a four-year deal with the Red Devils, before meeting his new team-mates ahead of the club's pre-season tour in the United States. 

The 25-year-old will become United’s second signing of the summer following the capture of Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven, who is to be unveiled at a Red Devils press conference on Friday.  

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