There have been delays by Italian Serie A outfit AS Roma in sealing the deal for Man United defender Chris Smalling because of the price tag insisted by the Red Devils.
Inter Milan are reportedly making moves to take advantage of the financial situation of AS Roma to snap up the deal before the end of the summer transfer window.
The Red Devils are insisting on £18 million for the defender and AS Roma are not willing to meet that fee which makes it difficult for a deal to happen.
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It is understood that Tottenham could snap up Inter Milan definers, Milan Skriniar and Diego Godin and that will force them to move out for their replacement with Chris Smalling being considered.
Having watched the 30-year-old perform at Rome during his loan spell, Inter Milan are seriously considering Chris Smalling if they fail to sign Milenkovic, their main target, according to Corriere.
However, the Mail reports that Chris Smalling is desperate to move to Rome and has been pleading with Man United chiefs to come down on the fee to have him leave the club.
Meanwhile, it is not the wish of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to release Chris Smalling as he is yet to buy a new centre-back.