While being on loan at Roma, Manchester United’s Chris Smalling made a huge impression with 27 appearances for the Giallorossi, scoring three times and helping them to finish fifth in Serie A.
Roma, therefore, has expressed their desire to keep Smalling on and have reportedly placed bid for the Englishman which United have rejected. As things stand, Smalling will return to Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a very positive year for the defender, however, Roma remain the clear favourites for his next permanent club.
The Italian side have been struggling to get the money together which United have demanded for the 30-year-old defender, and this seems to be the only major roadblock. However, with American billionaire Dan Friedkin’s takeover of Roma, there might be more cash to throw at United.
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