Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is determined to return to the Italian capital of Rome to sign permanently for AS Roma according to the various reports coming out of Italy.
Smalling spent last season on loan at AS Roma from Manchester United and he’s keen to return according to renowned transfer news guru Fabrizio Romano.
The Three Lions of England international impressed during his AS Roma loan spell last season with three goals and two assists in 30 Serie A games. Despite his performances, AS Roma were not able to qualify for Champions League football.
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AS Roma finished the season in 5th spot as the quartet of Juventus, Inter Milan, Atalanta and Lazio qualified for Champions League as the top four teams.
Another journalist Nico Schira revealed that Chris Smalling has reached an agreement on a salary worth £8m on a yearly basis. He further said that AS Roma and Manchester United are in talks over his transfer to Italy for a fee between £16m and £18m.
Chris Smalling became a Manchester United player a decade ago on the back of his transfer from West London side Fulham. The Red Devils paid around £10m for his signature back then under the Sir Alex Ferguson era.