Inter Target Chris Smalling Will Only Leave Man Utd For Roma According To Italian Media

Inter Target Chris Smalling Will Only Leave Man Utd For Roma According To Italian Media
September 30, 2020 15:00
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Chris Smalling will not join Inter before next week’s transfer deadline as the defender is only interested in a return to Roma, according to Wednesday’s print edition of Corriere dello Sport.

The English centre-back made 30 league appearances on loan with the Giallorossi last season, before returning to Manchester United after the clubs failed to agree a permanent deal.

Inter have been linked with a move for Smalling as a potential replacement for Milan Skriniar, rumoured to be a target for Tottenham.

But Smalling will only leave United for Roma, even if it means staying at Old Trafford for another season without any hope of playing.

United received a fresh bid from Roma via an intermediary figure in England yesterday and have softened their stance after pressure from the 30-year-old to let him leave.

The Red Devils have not dropped their asking price too far below their initial €20 million demand, in any case.

By Will Beckman