Premier League side Manchester United have reportedly turned down a bid from Italian Serie A capital club AS Roma for the permanent transfer of one of their players.
This is according to the Daily Star which revealed that AS Roma want to sign England international centre back Chris Smalling on a permanent transfer.
Chris Smalling was surplus to requirements at the Theatre of Dreams in the summer and he had to go out on loan.
The former Fulham player signed for AS Roma on loan in the summer and he has become an important player for the Italians.
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The aforementioned report said that Manchester United have turned down a bid of around £13m for Chris Smalling with the Red Devils holding out for more.
Chris Smalling has churned out several top-notch performances for AS Roma and they have propelled the club to third place on the league table.
He has to leave Manchester United after the club signed compatriot Harry Maguire from fellow Premier League outfit Leicester City to make him the most expensive defender ever ahead of Liverpool centre back Virgil Van Dijk.
Manchester United paid £80m for Harry Maguire who surpassed the £75m that Liverpool paid Southamption for Dutch international Van Dijk.