English Premier League club Man United are hoping to have a squad shedding so as to be able to accommodate newcomers in the summer transfer window.

Alexis Sanchez and Chris Smalling have been mostly mentioned as the two players that are no longer needed at the Old Trafford but unfortunately, they have become difficult to sell.

The issue for the former Arsenal playmaker is still being discussed as his fee and weekly wage are being discussed by the Italian Serie A club, Inter Milan because of their financial strength and the usefulness of the player.

Now it is being reported that Italian Serie A club AS Roma are battling to afford Chris Smalling who is currently on loan at the club with an option of a permanent stay.

Chris Smalling had a successful season with AS Roma, making 35 appearances. The club is already considering the option of having him permanently but the asking price of £18.2 million seems to be unaffordable.

Italian outlet, Calcio Mercato reports that other Serie A clubs, including Juventus, Napoli, and Inter Milan are now showing interest in the Red Devils player and could make an attempt if AS Roma fails to keep him on permanent terms.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.