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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.

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