Man United holding out on Chris Smalling £18m deal, amid Roma, Inter interest

Romelu Lukaku and Smalling after the match, Inter Milan vs Roma

The defender has grown frustrated over Man Utd’s stance.

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has grown frustrated over the club’s negotiations with AS Roma.

According to reports, Man Utd are steadfast on their £18m valuation for Smalling, with Roma trying hard to sign him. It has now made the English centre-back unhappy as he is considering joining the Serie A club.

Smalling had an excellent loan spell at Roma last season, and the Italian club are keen on tying him up to a permanent deal. However, the Red Devils are making the negotiations hard regarding the transfer of Smalling. He has returned to Old Trafford after his loan spell expired.

Meanwhile, Inter Milan have also joined the race for the 30-year-old as Antonio Conte tries to reunite him with his former teammates Alexis Sanchez, Ashley Young and Romelu Lukaku.

Smalling has spent around a decade at Old Trafford, winning several trophies over the course.

Elsewhere, United are struggling to make new signings, and it is one of the reasons for not giving up on the transfer fee of Smalling.

United have failed to make a breakthrough in their negotiations with Dortmund over the transfer of Jadon Sancho and most recently Alex Telles. Telles has emerged as a top target for the Red Devils, but uncertainty is looming over his transfer after Porto revealed his £36m release clause.

The Red Devils have been hit with a hefty wage bill and are trying to flog out fringe players like Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones.

Although Smalling has not been considered in the plans of United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also in the lookout for a new centre-back before the transfer window expires.