Matteo Darmian
Matteo Darmian will move to Manchester United this summer, Torino manager Giampiero Ventura confirmed Getty

Torino boss Giampiero Ventura has confirmed that defender Matteo Darmian will join Manchester United in the coming days after the two clubs agreed a deal for the player's transfer.

According to the Daily Mail, the negotiations are at an advanced stage with the player and clubs having agreed terms. It is claimed that the Red Devils will pay the Serie A club an initial fee of £12.7m, which could eventually rise to £14.4m based on the Italian defender's performance.

United are hopeful of completing the deal before the team leave for their pre-season tour of the United States, where they will play four matches as they take part in the International Champions Cup.

Ventura has now confirmed the deal, which will make the Italian international the second summer signing of the 20-time English champions, following the arrival of Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven earlier in the summer.

The Torino boss believes that Darmian deserves to play at the highest level, and is delighted to provide him the chance to compete in the Champions League with the Red Devils.

"It's true, Darmian will play in the Champions League with Manchester United," Ventura told Sky Sport Italia, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.

"Matteo deserves a top team and always dreamed of playing in the Champions League, so now that dream will be realised."

"We worked with Darmian for many years and it's only right he should be given the chance to make his Champions League dream come true," the Torino manager added.

"A sale can happen, the important thing is that we're able to plan an even stronger squad in future. We're on the right track and as always the objective is to earn a place in Europe."

The player had himself confirmed that he will leave the Serie A club this summer in an emotional letter to fans. He expressed his sadness with regards to his imminent departure but believed that he has done all he can to help take the club from Serie B to the Europa League in the space of three seasons.