Inter Milan plan on adding another player from Manchester United to their squad after already signing three from the Red Devils.
After putting up under-par performances with Manchester United, English defender Chris Smalling was sent off to Serie-A side AS Roma for a one-year loan for three million euros. Smalling has played well for the Italian side, managing to find the back of the net and assisting a few times as well even after being a center-back.
Due to his successful spell at the club, the Italian capital was looking to purchase the 30-year-old, but a deal could not be struck as the price set by Manchester United was too high. Roma was willing to offer around 16 million euros for the defender but the price tag set by the Red Devils seems to be around 23 million euros which are not affordable for the Italian side.
But, if reports are to be believed the Englishman would not be returning to the Old Trafford anytime soon as another Serie-A side is interested in the purchase of the former Fulham player. The club in question is title contender Inter Milan. After successfully nabbing 3 players already from United, Antonio Conte’s side would be looking to add another to the squad.
It just seems like the players from the Premier League side perform better for the Nerazzurri, like Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, and Ashley Young. The addition of Smalling would greatly help the defensive options Conte can play with, and the experience he will bring to the team is a big plus.
Being a defensive coach himself, the Italian manager has a greater shot at the Serie-A trophy if he can comfortably pull off squad rotation in one of the most important aspects in his game style and the addition of Chris Smalling to the team is sure to help out with that.
Manchester United would consider it a last option to bring the loanee back home, as coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not impressed by the Englishman. United themselves are looking for a suitable center-back to partner Harry Maguire and Smalling does not seem like the man for the job in the eyes of Ole. The funds gained from the potential transfer of the 30-year-old however are likely to be used for the cause.
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