ALMOST DONE: Man United determined to COMPLETE 26-year-old deal for creative midfielder before deadline tonight

Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian could allegedly make a surprise return to Italy and join Serie A champions Juventus before the month end.

The Italy international full-back was strongly connected with a move away from Manchester United during the summer window, however, eventually remained at the club.

The sacking of Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho as head coach of the Red Devil appears to have changed the situation of Darmian at Old Trafford however, and the defender is looking a switch away from Manchester United.

Matteo Darmian has featured in only one minute of English Premier League football since last month and as per Calciomercato, the Italian Serie A defending champions are determined to complete his signing before the January window slams shut.

Darmian, 29, has a lot of Italian Serie A experience during his plating time at AC Milan, Torino, and Palermo on the top tier of Italian football.

Meanwhile, Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United will allegedly battle it out to complete the signing of FC Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho who has been strongly specualted with a return to the Premier League later in the year.

The Brazil international midfielder has extremely struggled to keep a regular starting berth in the Spanish La Liga side this term, starting only half of their Spanish La Liga matches.

The 26-year-old South American playmaker cost the Catalan club £142million to sign from Merseyside giant Liverpool a year ago, however, could be offloaded this summer, with Ernesto Valverde allegedly keen on re-signing the playmaker Neymar Jr from Ligue 1 side Paris Saint Germain.