Manchester United are expected to lose the services of long-serving defender Chris Smalling as he closes in on a move to Italian capital club AS Roma.
Chris Smalling has agreed personal terms with AS Roma according to popular transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio.
The transfer is expected to go ahead this week though AS Roma and Manchester United are yet to agree a fee on the player who spent last season on loan with the capital club.
Manchester United want £18m for the player and the Italians are still £5m off the transfer fee required for Chris Smalling.
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In recent days, AS Roma have been boosted with funds following the transfer of Czech Republic international Patrick Schick.
AS Roma are £24m richer after Patrick Schick left the club to join Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga. The Patrick Schick money could prove to be very useful in the signing of Chris Smalling.
The England international has already agreed a one-year deal with the Italian Serie A club despite the threat from rivals Inter Milan.
The Nerazzuri were also keen on signing Chris Smalling who impressed a lot of people while he was on loan with AS Roma.
AS Roma showed more drive than Inter Milan and they are on course to get their man.