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No change in Chris Smalling situation

Timothy Aiyeku

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Chris Smalling

Man United might be playing tactics to keep Chris Smalling at the club for the new season especially now that they are yet to find a new centre-back that will partner Harry Maguire this season.

It would be recalled that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was quick to shower praises on Chris Smalling as soon as he returned from Italy on his season-long loan, stressing that he has improved in his game and could be a goof addition o the team this season.

Against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s claim, it is understood that Chris Smalling is no longer interested in staying in England as he already fell in love with Rome and wants to return on a permanent basis.

AS Roma are willing to give him that opportunity to have a permanent stay in Italy but there has been difficulty in agreeing on a deal with the Red Devils.

Man United are insisting on £18 million for Chris Smalling but AS Roma seem not interested in meeting that valuation as they came up with an £11 million offer which was rejected.

The Guardian reports that AS Roma are now preparing to come up with a second offer but it is not reported if they will now meet the £18 million valuations or not.

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