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MANCHESTER UNITED could be offered Federico Bernardeschi - with Juventus reportedly eager to land Chris Smalling in a swap deal.

Roma’s chances of signing the Red Devils centre-back appear to be disappearing with United refusing to drop their £18million price tag for the player.

3Manchester United could be offered Federico Bernadeschi in a swap deal for Chris Smalling

Smalling, who’s been on loan at the Rome side this season, has been brilliant since making the switch to Serie A.

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The experienced centre-back made 36 appearances across all competitions netting three goals in Italy’s top division.

Reports in Italy claim the Serie A side are still attempting to sign the 30-year-old, but are far from close to sealing a deal with the Old Trafford giants.

Juventus have reportedly been monitoring negotiations with a view to making their own bid. 

Calciomercato claim the Serie A champions are rumoured to be uninterested in stumping up £18m for Smalling. 

However, they are considering offering United Juve midfielder Bernardeschi as part of a swap deal for the former England star,

In June, SunSport reported Bernardeschi, 26, as being earmarked as a Plan B option for the Red Devils should they fail to sign Jadon Sancho. 

The Bundesliga star, 20, has been highlighted as the No1 transfer target for United for most of this season.

3Federico Bernardeschi can play as a right winger or behind the strikerCredit: Getty Images - Getty

However, Borussia Dortmund are said to be reluctant to part company with the player unless they can secure £100milion for his signature. 

Meanwhile Roma chiefs are rumoured to have asked Smalling to play hardball with United over a permanent move to the Stadio Olimpico. 

SunSport says the club would prefer to pay around £16m for the 31-cap England defender. 

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But there is a fear they could run out of time to get a deal done in order for Smalling to feature in the rest of their Europa League campaign.

On Thursday, Roma are due to take on Sevilla in a one-off clash for a last-eight place in the tournament. 

Should they win Paulo Fonseca’s team will face the winners of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ tie with Olympiakos.

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David De Gea posts picture of lookalike Ross County boss as fans joke Stuart Kettlewell has taken Man Utd No1’s place

DAVID DE GEA posted a hilarious lookalike picture of Ross County boss Stuart Kettlewell.

And fans were quick to joke the Scottish Premiership manager had taken the Spaniard's place as Manchester United's No1.

2David De Gea posted a hilarious picture of lookalike Ross County manager Stuart Kettlewell 2The likeness between the Scottish Premiership boss and the Man Utd stopper is uncanny

Posting an image of doppelganger Kettlewell to his 12.7million followers on Twitter, the keeper captioned it with a simple emoji to express his shock.

De Gea's United team-mate Marcus Rashford found the comparison hilarious as he responded to the goalie.

And other fans online were quick to react to the witty post.

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— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) August 3, 2020

One Red Devils supporter joked: "If De Gea and Roy Keane had a son..."

And another user chipped in: "Never knew you were Man Utd No1 and manager of Ross County, Dave?"

And Lauren Quig quipped: "Fair play David, goalkeeper and manager, simultaneously!"

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Kettlewell was asked about De Gea's tweet during his post-match interview and he saw the funny side of it.

On whether he was aware of the post, the manager said: "So I'm led to believe.

"Fortunately enough I'm not a social media guy so that one's a wee bit wasted on me."

If De Gea and Roy Keane had a son..

— سليمان الخلفان (@Skalkhalfan) August 3, 2020

Never knew you were Man United #1 and manager of Ross County, Dave? ????

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