Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian has intensified rumours of an Old Trafford departure after admitting he misses his homeland.
The Italian signed for United from Torino in 2015, but has appeared in just three league matches for Jose Mourinho’s side this season.
Darmian has been subject of constant talk about a return to Serie A, with names such as Juventus, Inter Milan, Napoli and Roma all said to be taking a look at the Italy international.
The 29-year-old was expected to leave the Red Devils during the summer transfer window, but Mourinho revealed that the bids received were way below the asking price.
Darmian told Gazzetta dello Sport: “I must say, I really do miss Serie A and Italy now.
“I know that I am at one of the best clubs in the world and I am proud to be at Manchester United, but I do miss Italy. I love my country.”
The lack of games in a United shirt has caused Darmian to also fall down the Italy national team pecking order, with his last cap coming in 2017.
“Returning to play for Italy is my objective. Roberto Mancini (Italy head coach) hasn’t called me up yet, but I hope he will in future,” Darmian added.