Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan have entered the race to sign Manchester United defender Chris Smalling this summer, reports say.
The 30-year-old defender has spent the past season on loan with AS Roma and impressed Paulo Foncesca during his time at the Stadio Olimpico.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, as per @utdreport, Inter are considering signing Smalling in the summer, which would make him the fourth Man United player in 12 months to swap Old Trafford for the San Siro (Daily Mail).
Roma are ready to renew their efforts to sign the United outcast, despite the fact the Serie A side are strapped for cash.
Smalling made 28 appearances in the Italian top flight last term, scoring two goals, supplying two assists, completing two interceptions and over four clearances per game (via WhoScored). However, Solskjaer deems him surplus to requirements, and he will be allowed to leave Old Trafford if the right offer arrives in the summer.
Unsurprisingly, lots of United fans gushed over the news surrounding the “deadwood” on social media, with some supporters praising Conte (formerly of Chelsea) for his efforts to try and sign the veteran. One fan urged the board to “erect a statue” while another added “Mourinho in the mud” in reference to the fact the Italian has signed several players who were unwanted by the former boss.
Scroll through some of the scathing reactions so far…
Conte is actually such a G, send this guy a complimentary bottle of wine while we’re at it, this guys forcing the inter board to buy our deadwood, what a guy
— Don Martial (@Unitedevil1) August 9, 2020
If this happens he deserves to have the East Stand named after him…🤣 pic.twitter.com/2714dxWx3f
— WHF!🇾🇪 (@mufcwesleyy) August 9, 2020
Conte’s done better business for united than Jose , LVG & Moyes put together 🤣
— JS7🔜 (@korieUTD) August 9, 2020
Someone should erect a statue of Conte in front of Old Trafford
— Chico🌊 (@RadicalWays) August 9, 2020
Fantastic choice Mr. Conte, we will also throw in the Phil Jones as a complimentary gift, as you’re such a loyal customer.
— United442b (@united442b) August 9, 2020
Inter Milan 🤝 signing United rejects
— MikeBaah 🦉 (@mikebaah__) August 9, 2020
Mourinho in the mud. Imagine if Conte wins Serie A with our deadwood ahahah scenes MUFC
— Mohawk Watch (@mohawkwatch) August 10, 2020
Conte you absolute goat!
Must say though, it would be rude not to offer the other half of the chuckle brothers 😂😂😂
— Tameez Sattar (@AbdoolTameez) August 9, 2020
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