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Daley Blind negotiating move to AS Roma

01 February 2018

Manchester United defender Daley Blind has emerged as a transfer target for Serie A side AS Roma, who have already made an enquiry regarding the player's availability, as per reports from the Mirror.

However, for Blind, whose contract runs out next summer, time appears to be up, although a transfer to Roma appears to be hard.

"I can confirm that Roma want him but Manchester United don't want to let him go on loan, only on a permanent basis in the summer".

Blind has, though, played just 273 minutes of Premier League football with Ashley Young and Luke Shaw preferred at left-back, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo, and Phil Jones all ahead of him in the pecking order when it comes to playing Left Centre Back and Nemanja Matic - and even Scott McTominay - preferred in the holding midfield role.

It is said the Red Devils will then likely trigger the one-year extension in Blind's deal and look to sell him for an increased amount next summer instead. "The price is good, but the negotiations are hard".

"It's really hard [for a transfer to happen] because Manchester United want to keep him to play in the Champions League, the Premier League and the FA Cup".

It's claimed Blind is in talks with AS Roma about a potential transfer to Italy.

"[Manager Jose] Mourinho wants to keep this group together".

He failed to start a single Eredivisie match during his spell in the Netherlands and sees his season-long loan cut short on the final day of trading in the January window. The arrival of Jose Mourinho saw his opportunities become much more restricted last season, a trend which has continued into the current campaign.

Daley Blind negotiating move to AS Roma