Braga reject Roma’s offer for David Carmo, talks for Smalling ongoing


Roma continue to look for one more defensive reinforcement to give to manager Paulo Fonseca before the transfer window closes.

The Giallorossi want to acquire another central defender as talks with Manchester United for Chris Smalling are ongoing but have yet to find a breakthrough

Given that an agreement for the ex-Fulham has yet to be reached, Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Roma recently presented a loan with an obligation to buy offer to Braga for central defender David Carmo.

However, the Portuguese club refused to open talks with the Giallorossi: they want to hand the 21 year-old a new contract that features a higher buyout clause than the current one of €20 million.

The main priority, though, for Roma remains Smalling and the Giallorossi continue to work on bringing the Englishman back to the Italian capital.

The clubs have been in talks for months and still have yet to reach an agreement, but there still is optimism within Roma that they will be able to land the defender.

Manchester United want to cash in on Smalling as he is no longer a part of Solksjaer’s plans — Roma have worked on various formulas to complete the deal in the past few months and will continue to do so until window closes since Smalling only wants to return to the Giallorossi.

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