Roma negotiate discount on Man Utd man, as announcement nears

Date published: Thursday 3rd September 2020 11:00

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Roma are reportedly closing in on another deal for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling on another paid loan.

United have been holding out for €20m for the central defender after he excelled on loan in Serie A last season.

The 30-year-old was a huge hit with the Giallorossi and they have been desperate to get the former Maidstone defender back to the Italian capital.

The feeling is mutual and Smalling is understood to have turned down Premier League offers in order to return to Serie A.

Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport claim that Smalling has “refused other offers received from the Premier League because he is waiting for Roma”.

United though were playing hardball over the fee, but now Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Roma have successfully haggled over the deal.

After lengthy negotiations Roma have negotiated another paid loan for Smalling, but with an obligation to buy for €12m next summer.

The Italian outfit paid a loan fee for Smalling last summer, but there was no clause to buy the former England man.

Now Roma have negotiated a discount and are preparing a three-year deal for the player.

United ask for dossier

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Meanwhile, United and Tottenham have enquired about the availability of Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar, claims a report.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the hunt for a centre-back to partner Harry Maguire.

The Norwegian boss was linked with a move for highly rated RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano. However, respected Bundesliga expert Christian Falk has claimed that deal is a non-starter for United.

Now United are looking towards Slovakia international Skriniar after FCInterNews reported that United are said to have “asked for information” on the central defender.

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