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EPL: On-loan Man United player returning to Old Trafford

Timothy Aiyeku

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Chris Smalling

Man United player Chris Smalling is reportedly returning from his loan spell with Italian Serie A outfit, AS Roma to the Old Trafford this week.

Chris Smalling was on a season loan with the Serie A outfit and impressed greatly, with expectations that he would be signing a permanent deal but that seems not to be happening as terms were not agreed between the two clubs.

This development now means that the 30-year-old will be missing the final stages of the Europa League with AS Roma to start afresh with the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer team.

It is unclear if manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will seek to work with Chris Smalling in the coming season but there are indications that the Red Devils will not mind the idea of cashing in from his sale.

Roma paid a fee of £2.7 million to be able to secure Chris Smalling on a loan deal but will have to pay more to land him on a permanent deal

Chris Smalling is also believed to be seeking a stay in Italy with Roma sporting director Gianluca Pertrachi confirming that the club wants to keep him and will discuss a deal.

However, an agreement was not reached to that effect and that will force his return to start again and fight for playing time at the Old Trafford.

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