Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked in a battle for the Italian international fullback.
“Chelsea have enquired about a possible January move for Federico Di Marco (25, Inter Milan), who is said to be a target for Manchester United,” reports British outlet TeamTalk.
United are in the market for a new left-back. With Luke Shaw sidelined through injury and Sergio Reguilon failing to impress, the need to bring in new resources is clear.
It’s safe to say that there’s no one to trust on the left flank right now. As a result, Eric ten Hagg has used Sophien Amrabat and Victor Lindelof at left-back in recent matches.
Di Marco has been mentioned as a potential signing. According to TeamTalk, “United’s scouts have watched DiMarco play on several occasions. As a result, Van Gaal has decided to make him a target,” reported Team Talk.
DiMarco deserves a big club. A product of Inter Milan’s youth team, he has plenty of experience playing for Parma and Elas Verona. Last season, he scored six goals and provided 10 assists.
He’s even earned a cap for the Italian national team. After earning his first call-up to the Italian national team last year, DiMarco solidified his place in the squad by playing in both of the team’s A matches this month.
With his proven skills, offers are pouring in. According to the report, Chelsea are ready to compete with Manchester United for Di Marzio in the January transfer window next year.
A big transfer fee is inevitable. Di Marco’s market value is estimated at €45 million. They’ll have to pay more than that to sign him.