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Manchester United fans are furious at how the club managed to only pocket £2.7m for Chris Smalling when their initial price tag was £18.1m.
Reports in Italy confirmed on Thursday that the United defender, 29, is 'on the verge' of signing for Roma in a loan deal.
But Sky Sport Italia reports that the Red Devils demanded £18.1m for Smalling.
According to reports, United and Roma's negotiations even included the possibility of a £2.7m loan with the option to make the move permanent for £15.4m.
However, the Italian press claims that the final agreement is only a £2.7m loan without the option to buy the English centre-back permanently.
And United fans have flocked to Twitter and blasted United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over his handling of the transfer.
20m for Smalling? Crazy world!- Andrew (@Andrew04Crypto) 29 August 2019
Buy Smalling get Darmian, Rojo, Matic, Jones and Lingard for free :joy:- United Gains :100:% IFB (@united_gains) 29 August 2019
shows how stupid woody was for giving the deadwoods new contract now hes struggling to get rid off them so hes accepting any demand- United Forever :beginner: (@EverythingMUFC3) 29 August 2019
Ed Woodward Everyone :joy::joy::joy:- Danny (@2DannyH) 29 August 2019
Peak Woodward negotiations- Terry Bull (@TerryBull8) 29 August 2019
Smalling has become the third United player to head to Serie A this summer.
Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku became Inter Milan's club-record signing when they splashed out a whopping £74m on him.
And the Italian side are closing in on the signing of Red Devils flop Alexis Sanchez on a loan deal.
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