No contact between Roma and Verona’s Kumbulla

John Solano

RomaPress – Roma continue to work on both incoming and outgoing operations for their transfer market, and one of the deals they have been working on for a number of months is the return of Chris Smalling to the club.

Roma boss Paulo Fonseca made it clear that he wants the Englishman in the Italian capital again, however, the Giallorossi haven’t been able to reach an agreement with Manchester United despite months of negotiations.

With a deal for Smalling not yet having been completed, whispers emerged over recent hours that Roma could turn to Hellas Verona defender Marash Kumbulla.

The 20 year-old was one of the brightest youngsters this past season in Serie A and has caught the attention of clubs both in Italy and abroad.

Inter and Lazio had been engaged in negotiations to acquire the defender, but both clubs have stalled in closing a deal for the Albanian international — creating an opening for others to perhaps purchase the player.

However, a member of Kumbulla’s entourage has confirmed exclusively to RomaPress that the Giallorossi have not made any contact in an attempt to open negotiations for the player.

There are currently three Italian clubs and two foreign sides vying for his signature, but Roma are not currently one of them.

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