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Manchester United defender's agent in talks with Serie A giants

Manchester United defender’s agent in talks with Serie A giants

Chris Smalling news

Smalling’s agent to discuss permanent deal with Roma

The representative of Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has reportedly opened discussions with AS Roma regarding his client’s permanent transfer to the club.

The England international was not assured with regular gametime under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the beginning of the season and that contributed towards him joining Roma on a year-long loan.

Smalling has since proved a success for the Giallorossi where he has started nine league games on the bounce while contributing two goals and the solitary assist.

According to Il Tempo, Smalling’s agent has now flown to the Italian capital to find out whether the Giallorossi are interested in signing the centre-back on a permanent basis next summer.

United are said to want a fee of around £18m for the former Fulham youngster, who still has more than three years remaining on his existing deal at the club.

Smalling recently produced a stunning display for the Giallorossi in the 3-0 thumping of Brescia. He opened the scoring for the Serie A outfit and later provided the assist for Gianluca Mancini’s goal.

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Serie A giants confident of permanent deal for Man United defender

Serie A giants confident of permanent deal for Man United defender

Chris Smalling news

Smalling set for permanent Roma deal?

Serie A giants AS Roma are reportedly confident of signing Chris Smalling on a permanent basis from Manchester United when the season comes to a close.

The England international joined the Giallorossi on a season-long loan from the Red Devils over the summer but they were not able to agree on the option to buy.

Earlier this week, it had been indicated that the Red Devils may consider keeping the services of Smalling next season with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer impressed with the centre-back’s performances in Rome.

However, according to Sky Italia, that does not seem the case and the Italian are growingly optimistic of committing the central defender to a long-term contract with the club.

Smalling, who made 34 appearances for the Red Devils last season, is currently said to be valued at around £12.9m and that remains within the range of the Giallorossi next summer.

Roma recently registered a second successive league victory and that has propelled them into the top four. Next up, they have a tricky challenge with Napoli, who are one point behind them, making the trip to Stadio Olimpico.


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