Home Serie A Roma Roma close in on Kumbulla after Smalling talks collapse

Roma close in on Kumbulla after Smalling talks collapse

Roma have made a sudden move to sign Marash Kumbulla from Hellas Verona after talks for Chris Smalling failed again.

According to Sky Italia, despite positive signs in recent weeks, Roma have again failed to agree terms with Manchester United for Smalling.

United rejected Roma’s latest offer for Smalling, who was a great success on loan at the capital club last season.

And in recent hours, they have switched their attention to Kumbulla, Verona’s much sought-after central defender.

Kumbulla has been ‘close’ to joining Juventus, Inter and Lazio, but no club has managed to complete a deal.

Roma are now on the brink of securing the 20-year-old on loan with an obligation to buy for €30m.

Sky Italia add that Kumbulla’s arrival won’t necessarily rule out Smalling’s arrival, but talks with United are proving difficult.


Lazio sell Angola defender Bastos to Saudi side Al-Ain

Saudi Pro League side Al-Ain have completed the signing of centre-back Bastos (Bartolomeu Jacinto Quissanga) from Lazio. Lazio have received a fee of around €800,000...

TMW: AC Milan in contact with agent of Florian Thauvin

AC Milan are in contact with the camp of Marseille winger Florian Thauvin, according to Tuttomercatoweb. Thauvin, 27, is out of contract next June and can...

Benfica consider recalling Gedson Fernandes from Spurs

Benfica are putting serious thought into recalling midfielder Gedson Fernandes from Tottenham in January. The 21-year-old joined Spurs in January on an 18-month loan deal,...

Dinamo Zagreb loan Sporting & Croatia midfielder Misic

Dinamo Zagreb have completed the signing of Sporting CP midfielder Josip Misic on loan until the end of the season. 26-year-old Misic returns to Croatia...

Atletico-MG sign Argentine international Matias Zaracho

Atletico Mineiro have signed Argentine international Matias Zaracho from Racing Club on a five-year deal. https://twitter.com/Atletico/status/1317550530454048769 Zaracho, 22, is a big talent who European clubs including...