Matteo Darmian
Matteo Darmian in action for the Italian national team Getty

Torino full-back Matteo Darmian says he is "very excited" about his imminent move to Manchester United as he makes his way to England to complete the deal.

The 25-year-old has reportedly agreed terms with the Premier League giants after a fee of £12.5m ($19.4m) was agreed, according to BBC Sport.

Sky Sport Italia caught up with the Italy international as he prepared to board a flight at the Linate Airport in Milan and while Darmian did not want to tempt fate over the likely switch, he could not hide his excitement over the "dream move".

"I'm very excited, we'll face this new adventure," he told Sky Sport Italia. "It's a dream, I'm superstitious so I won't say anything until the signatures [are signed], let's wait. I say thank you to Torino and their fans who have been great these years."

Darmian's departure from Torino has been mourned by the Serie A club but the defender leaves Il Toro with the blessings of the club president, head coach and supporters.

Of the imminent deal, Torino boss Giampiero Ventura told Sky Italia: "Because of his desire, humility and will to achieve things, it's right to grant him the opportunity to realise a dream to play in the Champions League in a team that will fight to win it."

The Old Trafford club are also trying to finalise a deal for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin before they depart for their pre-season tour of the US, according to the Guardian.

United manager Louis van Gaal is to hold a press conference at 3pm on Friday 10 July to officially unveil Memphis Depay, who completed his move to the club in June.

However, he is expected to be pressed on Darmian's imminent departure, in addition to the club's reported pursuit of Sergio Ramos and Nicolas Otamendi.