Many Manchester United fans have reacted to a tweet from Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano, who claims that Chris Smalling is set for a permanent move to AS Roma.
30-year-old English centre-back Smalling spent last season on loan in Serie A with Roma and largely impressed, featuring in 30 league games.
Returning to Old Trafford at the end of the 2019/20 season, the Greenwich born defender has been linked with a return to the Stadio Olimpico and such a move is now being reported as close to completion.
Despite reports from Sky Sports claiming that Roma had fallen short of United’s £20m valuation of Smalling, Romano has claimed that a slightly cheaper deal is now all-but agreed with a three-year contract set to be signed.
Meeting right now between Roma and #MUFC [by intermediaries] for Chris Smalling. The agreement is really close to be completed [new bid around €16m].
Roma are also asking again for Diogo Dalot on loan, Man United want to sell him on a permanent deal. 🔴 #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 2, 2020
Aside from Roma’s expected deal of around £14.5m deal for Smalling, Romano also claims that the Italian giants want to bring Diogo Dalot in on a season-long loan deal.
However, United are said to only be interested in selling the Portuguese defender who has also been linked with a move to AC Milan.
Reacting to Romano’s tweet, United fans seemed happy with the potential of both Smalling and Dalot leaving Old Trafford, prompting many to call for a move to be made for Porto left-back Alex Telles, who has been linked in the past few days.
Here we look at a few of the tweets from those United fans…
This should help the Telles deal get done
— Trey (@UTDTrey) October 2, 2020
Should we expect Telles to be completed once this is done?
— SK (@UtdSK__) October 2, 2020
Telles to United, Fab?
— Sujal Swain (@officialsujal10) October 2, 2020
Smalling really wanted that Roma move. Hopefully they will re invest that €16m in the team. But aren’t we supposed to be replacing him??
— ʍʊռʏǟ🧔🏿 (@notmunya) October 2, 2020
— POGBA66MUFC🥶 (@pogba66mufc) October 2, 2020
Like this if Man United will sign Sancho and Telles
— JIGSAW (@Farnell_Mtey) October 2, 2020
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