Manchester United confirm Chris Smalling transfer to Roma

Manchester United have agreed to sell Chris Smalling to Roma for a fee rising to £18.1million.

United have received £13.6m up front for Smalling, 30, and could be due up to £4.5m in add-ons.

The Smalling deal developed chaotically on deadline day, with the move seemingly off, then back on, only to be off again amid Roma's interest in a loan move for Antonio Rudiger.

Eventually, United and Roma agreed a fee comprising add-ons.

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Smalling is United's second high-profile departure of the summer after Alexis Sanchez and Italy has become a dumping ground for former United players.

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Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.
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