MANCHESTER, England — Defenders Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind are set to head the list of Manchester United exits this summer, sources have told ESPN FC.
Darmian, who has made just three Premier League starts this season, has attracted significant interest from Juventus.
Sources said there has been initial contact between United and the Serie A side ahead of a possible deal for the 28-year-old at the end of the season.
Blind, who has also made three league starts, is wanted by Inter Milan and Roma. United triggered a one-year extension in his contract but sources say he is willing to take a pay cut to secure a move to Italy.
Darmian, a £12.7 million signing from Torino in 2015, and Blind, who arrived from Ajax for £13.8m in 2014, were both left out of Jose Mourinho’s squad for the 2-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday.
To compensate for the loss of the two players, Mourinho is set to include Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Axel Tuanzebe in his squad for the preseason tour of the United States.
Fosu-Mensah, 20, has made 24 appearances on loan at Crystal Palace, and Tuanzebe, also 20, has been on loan at Aston Villa since January.
Sources said Mourinho will assess the pair during the summer before a decision is made about whether to include them in the first-team squad next season.
Rob is ESPN FC’s Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.