Smalling growing frustrated with United over Roma negotiations

John Solano

Chris Smalling is growing impatient as negotiations between Manchester United and Roma for a permanent deal for the defender continue to drag on.

British outlet Daily Mail has reported that Smalling is “growing frustrated at Manchester United over the club’s transfer wrangle with Roma that has left him in limbo”.

The Red Devils have demanded €20 million for Smalling and are waiting for Roma to return with an improved offer.

Reportedly, the defender has been training on his own twice a day at Carrington to keep fit as he awaits a breakthrough between the clubs.

Furthermore, the report claims that “Smalling is unhappy that negotiations have not progressed faster and has been in regular contact with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The former England central defender believes United should be doing more to give him the move he wants after spending a decade on the books at Old Trafford since a £10 million transfer from Fulham in 2010. However, United are refusing to budge on their valuation at a time when they need to generate as much money as possible to finance new signings”.

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