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Sport Chris Smalling in plea for Roma deal as Man United hold out for £18m

03:05  25 september  2020
03:05  25 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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According to Fabrizio Romano, a tier-one source, AS Roma are preparing a second bid for Chris Smalling after their initial £ 11m offer was turned down by Man The Red Devils are demanding a fee in the region of £ 18 m to let go of Smalling , who impressed on loan last season with Roma .

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Chris Smalling wearing a blue shirt: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

Chris Smalling is growing frustrated at Manchester United over the club's transfer wrangle with Roma.

United value Smalling at £18million and are waiting for Roma to return with an improved offer.

The defender, 30, is training on his own twice a day at Carrington after coming back from a season on loan at the Italian club.

Chris Smalling is growing frustrated over the negotiations between Man United and Roma © Provided by Daily Mail Chris Smalling is growing frustrated over the negotiations between Man United and Roma

The former England centre back believes United should be doing more to give him the move he wants. Smalling has been at Old Trafford since a £10m transfer from Fulham in 2010.

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Chris Smalling played for Roma on loan last season from Manchester United and the Italian side are keen to resign him this summer. Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer embattled player Jesse Lingard a new deal at Old Trafford so as for him to have more

Chris Smalling would be willing to take a pay cut to make his stay at Roma permanent, despite interest from Arsenal. The English centre-back has become a crucial part of Manchester United Women pull off transfer coup by signing Tobin Heath and Christen Press as Man City bring in Alex Greenwood.

However, United are refusing to budge on their valuation at a time when they need to generate as much money as possible to finance new signings.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must sell a defender before he can buy a new one, as United haggle with Porto over left back Alex Telles, who has a £36.6m release clause in his contract.

Marcos Rojo is following a similar training regime to Smalling, with United willing to listen to offers for the Argentina centre back, as well as for goalkeeper Sergio Romero and midfielder Andreas Pereira.

Chris Smalling holding a football ball on a field: The defender has been training on his own twice a day at Carrington since returning from loan © Provided by Daily Mail The defender has been training on his own twice a day at Carrington since returning from loan Read more

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Chris Smalling is training alone at Manchester United as the club continue to demand a £ 25 million transfer fee from Roma , according to reports. However, The Telegraph report that United are not willing to accept Roma ’s current offer for Smalling and are holding out to receive a £ 25m bid.

Chris Smalling has impressed at Roma following his loan move from Man Utd (Picture: Getty). Roma will have to pay Manchester United £ 18 million if they want Tuttosport claims Roma want to keep the England international beyond the end of the current campaign but will have to fork out £ 18 m to do so.

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling 'on verge of joining Roma' .
Manchester United are on the cusp of letting Chris Smalling re-join Roma on a permanent deal after a breakthrough in talks on Wednesday night. © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo The Italian giants have been keen to sign the centre-back all summer but have been at loggerheads with United over their £20million asking price.As reported by Sportsmail earlier on Wednesday, Roma were only prepared to pay £13.5m for the defender.

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