Premier League giants Manchester United and Italian Serie A outfit AS Roma have reached a gentleman agreement over England international Chris Smalling.
This is according to the report from the stables of football365 which claimed that AS Roma want to sign Chris Smalling on a permanent deal from Manchester United.
Chris Smalling left Manchester United to join AS Roma on loan in the summer following the signing of Harry Maguire in a world-record deal for a defender.
Harry Maguire was signed for £80m in the summer from Leicester City and his arrival meant that Chris Smalling was surplus to requirements at Manchester United.
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AS Roma sporting director Gianluca Petrachi has already opened discussion on the possibility of making his loan deal a permanent transfer according to popular Italian media portal Correire dello Sport.
It was also stated that Manchester United want around 15 to 20 million euros for Chris Smalling and that is a stumbling block for the deal’s progress.
Italian capital club AS Roma are ready to pay a transfer fee for Chris Smalling but they don’t want to pay the asking price from the Red Devils.
Chris Smalling became a Manchester United player in the summer of 2010 following his transfer from Fulham.