Man Utd 'raise Chris Smalling transfer fee to £16.3m' just days from close of window to put Roma move in jeopardy

CHRIS SMALLING's drawn out transfer to Roma is in jeopardy after Manchester United reportedly raised their asking price.

It's claimed that the Red Devils have bumped their valuation from £13.6million to £16.3m.

Il Messaggero, via Calciomercato, claim the additional money would be covered by easily achievable bonuses.

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The last minute change, coming just two days before the close of the transfer window, will be a huge frustration to Smalling.

The England international, 30, spent last season on loan with the Serie A side with great success.

The former Fulham man has been keen to make the move permanent since but the two sides have so far been unable to agree a fee.

He has been training alone at United's Carrington HQ while his future remains up in the air.

Sky Sports reported earlier this week that there is pessimism at Roma that they will get the centre-back in.

One way a breakthrough could be found is if Diogo Dalot becomes part of the deal.

It's been reported that Roma are keen on Smalling's Manchester United team-mate also making the switch.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claimed that Roma could be willing to meet Man Utd's valuation of Smalling – IF they throw Dalot into the deal.

Talks between the clubs are understood to be continuing, but time is running out with the transfer window closing on Monday evening.

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