That’s what the Daily Star says:

MANCHESTER UNITED were yesterday forced to stump up another £2m to clinch the signing of Chris Smalling.

United had agreed an £8m price with Fulham for the England Under-21 centre-half .

But Arsenal tried to gazump United overnight with a £10m offer and that forced United to match the Gunners’ bid.

And there was I thinking the deal had been concluded on Tuesday.