Man United defender Chris Smalling spent the last one year at Stadio Olimpico with Italian Serie A outfit AS Roma on a loan deal and it is expected to have expired as the season has come to an end.

During his spell with AS Roma, he impressed greatly and is already being considered for a permanent deal with talks between both teams already ongoing.

It was initially reported that the Red Devils will not listen to any offers for his signature but that seems to have been settled as they are already in fresh talks which is already hitting the rock.

Sky Sports Italia reports that the Red Devils are requesting for £25 million for the signature of the 30-year-old and that is being rejected by the Serie A club. The report, therefore, claims that talks have collapsed.

Man United are aware of the interest in Chris Smalling from other Serie A outfits, the reason why they have valued him high for the highest bidder.

Inter Milan and Juventus are reported to have watched the 30-year-old player very closely and are willing to take the risk of signing him. This leaves the Red Devils with the option of cashing in on Chris Smalling to fund other deals.


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