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EPL: Man United Set Price For Loanee Chris Smalling

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Manchester United have set a transfer fee for Chris Smalling who has been on loan at Italian Serie A giants AS Roma.

Chris Smalling signed for AS Roma on loan from Manchester United last summer for the entire duration of this season.

The English centre back has been very impressive in the colours of AS Roma as the Italian capital club is in the mix for Champions League football.

AS Roma are in fifth place and one place outside the Champions League football spot. The Europa League campaigners are three points off Atalanta who are in fourth place.

The Italian capital club can also qualify for Champions League for next season via the Europa League. Roma are in the last 16 of the competition.

Chris Smalling left Manchester United last summer after the club signed Harry Maguire in a record deal.

Manchester United made Three Lions of England centre back Harry Maguire the most expensive defender in world football after paying £80m for his transfer.

Harry Maguire moved from Leicester City to Manchester United.

According to Metro, Manchester United have slapped a £25m asking price on Chris Smalling as AS Roma are looking to make his loan move permanent when the loan transfer ends.

AS Roma were looking at an initial fee of £18m for Chris Smalling plus £5m which is dependent on add-ons.

Chris Smalling has been able to form a potent partnership with Italian international Gianluca Mancini at the heart of the AS Roma defence.

He signed for Manchester United from Fulham for a fee of around £10m in the summer of 2010. Chris Smalling was signed during the Sir Alex Ferguson era which ended at Manchester United in 2013.

Chris Smalling was part of the Manchester United squad that won two league titles under Sir Alex Ferguson during the 2010/11 season and 2012/13 season.

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