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Inter have joined Roma in the race for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling and a considering a swap deal which could see Ivan Perisic move in the opposite direction.

Smalling enjoyed a successful loan spell at the Giallorossi last term and was expected to complete a permanent move this summer.

However, the two clubs have not been able to reach an agreement, with Roma’s bids falling approximately €5 million (£4.6m) short of the Red Devils’ €20m valuation.

Thus, with a deal yet to be struck, Inter are set to sneak in under Roma’s nose.

Calciomercato claims the Nerazzurri are monitoring Smalling’s situation and are exploring the possibility of a swap deal in a bid to bring the Englishman to San Siro this summer.

João Mario, Ivan Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic are the players listed as options for the exchange. Continue reading

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