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Roma Bid €12m For Man United Loanee

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Chris Smalling

Italian giants AS Roma have made a bid to sign defender Chris Smalling from Manchester United this summer.

According to the publication via Goal, the Italians have made a €12m offer to sign the player permanently after his successful loan spell at the club last season.

The 30-year-old centre back had a successful loan spell at the Stadio Olimpico and did more than enough for Roma to push for a permanent transfer.

Chris Smalling has been a Manchester United for a decade since his £10m transfer from Fulham in 2010.

He was surplus to requirements at the start of last season on the back of the £80m signing of Harry Maguire from Leicester City and this prompted his loan move to Italy.

Recent reports had claimed that Manchester United are holding out for €16m-€18m for Chris Smalling before his transfer to AS Roma can be sanctioned.

For now, the player will fight for his place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team ahead of the new season.

His situation at Manchester United has not stopped the club from pursuing a move for another defender to form a potent partnership with the aforementioned Maguire. Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly is said to be high on their list of centre backs.

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