Manchester United have continued their summer spending following the £31m capture of PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay by signing Torino defender Matteo Darmian.
The Italian international right back, 25, has signed for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £12.7m and will join on a four year deal with an option for a further year.
Darmian has 13 caps for Italy and went to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
United also confirmed that they had agreed a deal to sign Bayern Munich’s midfielder, and Germany captain, Bastian Schweinsteiger subject to medical and personal terms.
Schweinsteiger will turn 31 in August having played 536 games for Bayern since his debut in 2002 but his injury record and lack of experience playing outside of the Bundesliga has been highlighted in the run-up to the confirmation of a deal.
Real Madrid’s veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas has signed for FC Porto which will only serve to strengthen rumours of a departure for the Spanish capital for United’s Spanish international ‘keeper David De Gea.
Robin Van Persie continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford with Fenerbahce heavily linked.
If the Dutchman left it would leave United manager Louis Van Gaal short of strikers although he has hinted that Depay could be deployed up front if Van Persie leaves as Javier Hernandez was ruled out of pre-season training with a fractured collarbone while on international duty for Mexico recently.