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NO more talks between United, Roma for Smalling?

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Man United defender Chris Smalling spent the last one year at Stadio Olimpico with Italian Serie A outfit AS Roma on a loan deal and it is expected to have expired as the season has come to an end.

During his spell with AS Roma, he impressed greatly and is already being considered for a permanent deal with talks between both teams already ongoing.

It was initially reported that the Red Devils will not listen to any offers for his signature but that seems to have been settled as they are already in fresh talks which is already hitting the rock.

Sky Sports Italia reports that the Red Devils are requesting for £25 million for the signature of the 30-year-old and that is being rejected by the Serie A club. The report, therefore, claims that talks have collapsed.

Man United are aware of the interest in Chris Smalling from other Serie A outfits, the reason why they have valued him high for the highest bidder.

Inter Milan and Juventus are reported to have watched the 30-year-old player very closely and are willing to take the risk of signing him. This leaves the Red Devils with the option of cashing in on Chris Smalling to fund other deals.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.

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EPL: Man United blasted again for this ONE transfer decision

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The decision by Man United to let go of Chris Smalling to Italian Serie A outfit AS Roma has not gone down well with former Tottenham and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson.

The Red Devils cash in £18 million from the sale of the defender after enjoying his service for 10 years, making about 300 appearances for the club in all competitions.

Paul Robinson said the decision by the Red Devils was wrong because they needed a centre-back and did not bring in any before sanctioning the sale of Chris Smalling.

According to the former England international, Chris Smalling still has a lot to offer, citing the fact that he had a good season last season when he was with AS Roma on loan.

Paul Robinson noted that should the Red Devils decide to bring in a new defender, they could end up with a player at Chris Smalling’s level and that makes it a bad decision for the club.

However, pundits thought that the Red Devils were keeping Chris Smalling for failing to buy a new centre-back and were only waiting for it to happen before sanctioning the sale but that was never the case.

The Red Devils were linked with several defenders during the summer transfer window but ended up signing a left-back.

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AS Roma want another Man United player

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It is being reported that Italian Serie A outfit AS Roma are now asking for another Man United player as they are desperate to bolster their team for the challenge this season.

AS Roma have been in talks the Red Devils, for the signature of Chris Smalling, after enjoying his services on a loan term last season but that has not been able to work through owing to the asking price.

In the process of negotiating the Chris Smalling deal, AS Roma have enquired for the availability of Diogo Dalot on loan and have been told he will only leave the club on a permanent deal.

Now it is reported that the Italian Serie A are considering the option of securing the service of Timothy Fosu-Mensah on a loan deal. The 22-year-old graduated from Man United academy in 2016 but has struggled for playing time with just 28 appearances.

He was in the starting sheet of the Red Devils for the season’s opener against Crystal Palace ahead of Aaron Wan-Bissaka but it is not certain he will be given more of those opportunities.

AS Roma are now considering the option of landing him on loan alongside the deal for Chris Smalling and that was expected to be negotiated before the summer transfer window shuts down on Monday.

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AS Roma submit new bid, set to land two United players

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Man United have been going back and front with Italian Serie A outfit AS Roma over the signature of Chris Smalling and it is understood that the bid to make a deal happen has not ended.

AS Roma had a feel of Chris Smalling last season as he was with the club on a season loan and they are keen on having him at the club on a permanent basis but they have failed to agree on a fee with the Red Devils.

Reports confirm that is also keen to leave Man United for Rome after falling in love with the city but from all indications, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not willing to release him as he would be in need of options in the defence.

After having their first bid of £12 million rejected by Man United, AS Roma are set to submit an improved bid that will be close to the £20 million asking price by the Red Devils and they are very confident of landing the deal before the deadline day.

However, AS Roma are also eyeing a swoop for Diogo Dalot and are reported to be considering an option of a loan deal. They will ask United for his availability.

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Arsenal in last-minute rush deal for AS Roma midfielder

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English Premier League club Arsenal are also in a last-minute rush to complete a deal for a midfielder before the summer transfer window ends on October 3.

The Mikel Arteta team have already secured the signature of Willian from Chelsea and Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille while two other players have been made permanent as they were on loan at the club.

The Attention has since been shifted to the search for a midfielder and the Gunners have been linked with the signature of Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey and Lyon star Houssem Aouar but they are yet to snap of the signature of any of the two.

The asking price has been the challenge for the Gunners to secure the service of any of the midfield targets and that could force them into considering other options.

Italian publication ll Messaggero, cited by Daily Star reports that the North London outfit are now considering the signature of AS Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara and will involve Lucas Torreira in the deal.

It is understood that £19 million will be enough to convince AS Roma to release the 23-year-old and the said fee will not be paid completely with the involvement of Lucas Torreira in the deal.

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AS Roma’s talks for Alexandre Lacazette deal confirmed

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It has been confirmed by The Athletic reporter David Ornstein that Italian Serie A outfit AS Roma made efforts to sign striker Alexandre Lacazette from the English Premier League outfit Arsenal earlier in the transfer window.

Alexandre Lacazette was earlier linked away from the North London outfit with reports that he is unhappy at the club and would be used as a bait to snap up other targets, including Thomas Partey.

All of the speculations have been laid to rest as it is confirmed that the former Lyon striker will now be staying at the Emirates Stadium and might enter talks of a contract extension in the coming months.

The French man has now scored a total of two goals in his first two league games this season and that has convinced the fans and the club that he is still needed.

Alexandre Lacazette will now continue his friendship with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the Gabon international also recently confirmed his stay at the club by signing a new deal.

However, some names have been listed as part of those that will be leaving Arsenal this season and the French man is not part of the list. Those affected are Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira, and Sokratis Papa.

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AS Roma To Make Another Bid For Chris Smalling

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Italian Serie A capital club AS Roma are poised to make another bid for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling according to the latest reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom.

The specific report from The Guardian claimed that Roma want to make another bid for the 31-year-old centre back and this is coming on the back of the admission from Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that the club has not received any suitable offer for the player mentioned above.

Solskjaer was asked about Chris Smalling during his post-match press conference after the Carabao Cup third round win at Luton Town on Tuesday night.

He oversaw a 3-0 away win to ensure that Manchester United are in the pot for the fourth round draws.

Juan Manuel Mata gave Manchester United the lead on the stroke of halftime from the penalty spot before substitutes Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford added further goals towards the end of the game.

Earlier reports claimed that Roma made a €15m offer to sign Chris Smalling permanently but the Red Devils are holding out for €20m to sanction the transfer.

Roma manager Pablo Fonseca is keen to sign Smalling for keeps after his successful loan spell last season.

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Man United Could Agree £20m Transfer Exit To Help Fund New Signing

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Italian Serie A capital club AS Roma are hopeful of sealing a £20m deal for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling according to the Daily Star.

It was said that the Red Devils will use the Chris Smalling transfer fee for the signing of a new centre back rather than use it for Jadon Sancho, their top priority in the present transfer market.

The Borussia Dortmund player is the first name on the list of transfer targets at Manchester United and they have to pay at least £108m for him to sign him.

On Chris Smalling, AS Roma are determined to sign the England international between now and next month when the transfer market will end.

The Daily Star confirmed that the Italians had a £15m bid turned down for Chris Smalling with Manchester United holding out for £25m.

With the Red Devils keen to offload Chris Smalling, AS Roma believe they can sign the 31-year-old for a lesser fee of around £20m towards the latter stages of the current transfer window.

Chris Smalling impressed during his loan spell at AS Roma last season and manager Pablo Fonseca wants him back. He scored three goals plus two assists in 37 appearances.

Manchester United will use the Chris Smalling funds for a new central defender with RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and Inter Milan player Milan Skriniar high on their list.

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Man United Star Agrees Personal Terms With Transfer Set For This Week

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Manchester United are expected to lose the services of long-serving defender Chris Smalling as he closes in on a move to Italian capital club AS Roma.

Chris Smalling has agreed personal terms with AS Roma according to popular transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio.

The transfer is expected to go ahead this week though AS Roma and Manchester United are yet to agree a fee on the player who spent last season on loan with the capital club.

Manchester United want £18m for the player and the Italians are still £5m off the transfer fee required for Chris Smalling.

In recent days, AS Roma have been boosted with funds following the transfer of Czech Republic international Patrick Schick.

AS Roma are £24m richer after Patrick Schick left the club to join Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga. The Patrick Schick money could prove to be very useful in the signing of Chris Smalling.

The England international has already agreed a one-year deal with the Italian Serie A club despite the threat from rivals Inter Milan.

The Nerazzuri were also keen on signing Chris Smalling who impressed a lot of people while he was on loan with AS Roma.

AS Roma showed more drive than Inter Milan and they are on course to get their man.

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