Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that defender Chris Smalling will leave the club on loan for this season.
Solskjaer made the confirmation during his latest press conference ahead of the Premier League clash at Southampton in the first game on Saturday.
According to him, Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is on his way to Italy.
Chris Smalling is expected to join AS Roma on a season-long loan deal with no option to sign permanently for the Italians when the loan period ends.
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AS Roma will pay a loan fee of €3m (£2.7m) for Chris Smalling and the Italian giants are expected to pay his weekly wages throughout the duration of the loan deal.
Italian capital club AS Roma wanted to sign a centre back replacement for Kostas Manolas who has left the team for rivals Napoli and they have their man in Chris Smalling who has not featured for Manchester United this season.
Manchester United have played three games this season and Chris Smalling was not involved in any of those games.
Chris Smalling has been forced to leave Manchester United this summer especially with the world-record arrival of Harry Maguire from Leicester City in a reported £80m deal thus making him the most expensive defender in history.