The drawn-out negotiations between Roma and Manchester United regarding a permanent deal for Chris Smalling appear as if they will not reach a successful conclusion.
Sky Sport has reported that the Giallorossi have remained firm at their €15 million offer while the Red Devils continue to request €20 million plus €5 million in bonuses for the 30 year-old.
Tomorrow’s clash between Roma and Juventus will, reportedly, likely be the final time Smalling appears for the Giallorossi.
The defender will return to United after the match and will not be available to feature for Roma in next weekend’s Europa League tie against Sevilla.
The Italian capital club has been engaged in negotiations with the Premier League side for months, however, the two clubs have been unable to reach an agreement.
The news will come as a huge blow for manager Paulo Fonseca, who stated on a number of occasions that he wanted Smalling’s loan move to be made permanent.
No agreement between #ASRoma and #MUFC for #Smalling. #ManchesterUnited want €20 M + €5 M add ons. #ASRoma official bid is €15 M.
Tomorrow #RomaJuve will be probably for Smalling last game with @OfficialASRoma, not playing against #Sevilla and going back to #MUFC @SkySport pic.twitter.com/4UBpSDHO8O
— Angelo Mangiante (@angelomangiante) July 31, 2020