AS Roma ways apart with Man United on keeping Chris Smalling

Roma ways apart with Man United on keeping Chris Smalling

AS Roma are interested to keep Manchester United defender Chris Smalling as both teams negotiate on terms.

AS Roma and Manchester United are although someway apart in their valuation as the Italian side begin negotiations on keeping Chris Smalling after a successful performance at Stadio Olimpico.

Chris Smalling joined the Serie A side on loan back on August 30th, 2019 after the club paid €3m to seal the move that had the 30-year-old become the first English player to score at least 2 goals in one Serie A campaign since David Beckham.

Chris Smalling’s loan is about to run out and Roma have no intention of letting him return to United as he has managed to become an important player in La Magica squad.

Roma wants to give £2.5m to extend Smalling’s loan for another year with an option to buy at around £14m, but this is lower than the Red Devils’ asking price on the defender.

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It’s perceived that both Chris Smalling and Manchester United want a permenant deal situation should he remain in Italy instead of a loan as wanted by Roma.

Roma has until the end of next month, August to determine and conclude a deal for the English man if they are really keen they want to keep him.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils can also have one of their own come against them during their Europa League games as Roma pose as a potential semi-final opponent for Man United in the Europa League when the competition resumes.

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