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Napoli want to sign Matteo Darmian once Gonzalo Higuain is sold

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The deal hasn't even been officially finalised yet, but Napoli are already planning on how to reinvest the money they obtain from the Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus transfer.

It's looking more and more likely that the Serie A champions will lure the Argentinian striker from their fierce league rivals in a deal which will cost The Old Lady around £75.3 million, making him one of the most expensive players in world football.

Higuain has been attracting interest all summer, with some reports linking him to the Premier League, but it seems all is done and dusted, with Sky Italia claiming the deal is done.

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It hasn't taken Napoli long to think about how to reinvest that money into their current squad, and although they will be losing one of Serie A's most lethal strikers, their first plan is to sign a defender, according to reports in Italy.

Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting that Napoli will look to sign Manchester United right-back Matteo Darmian with some of the money they raise from the Higuain sale.

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Many United fans were hoping the Higuain deal to Juve would have an impact on their club, but the majority of them would have thought it would involve Paul Pogba rather than Darmian.

The Italian full-back has had a mixed debut season in England following his summer move from Torino last year. Despite starting the campaign brightly, his form dipped and then injuries played havoc for the remainder of the season.

Although they are losing Higuain, it's believed reinforcements in defence is the priority for Napoli this summer, and Darmian is thought to be their dream signing.

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Darmian could struggle for regular first team football at Old Trafford next season under new manager Jose Mourinho, especially with 19-year-old Cameron Borthwick-Jackson making a name for himself throughout the 2015/2016 campain during the Italian's absence.

Darmian managed 28 appearances for the Red Devils following his £12m move from Torino last summer, but if reports are to be believed, we could have seen him play for United for the last time.

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Wayne Rooney
Paul Pogba
Manchester United
Juventus
Football
Premier League
Gonzalo Higuain
Serie A

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