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Man United defender valued at €18m being offered around top Serie A clubs

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is reportedly being offered around several top Serie A clubs this summer.

Smalling took the brave decision to make the season-long loan switch to Roma and has been a revelation in Italy this term.

The 30-year-old has made 28 appearances for Roma, seizing an opportunity to play regular first-team football at an elite club rather than deputising for Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

He was named in WhoScored‘s Serie A team of the season so far after establishing himself as a starter under Paulo Fonseca.

And it is believed both Smalling and Roma want to make the move permanent this summer.

However, according to Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport, as sourced by SportsMole, Roma may not be willing to meet the asking price for the experienced centre-half.

Therefore, Smalling could alternatively make a switch to another Serie A club such as Inter Milan or Juventus.

According to LaRoma24.it, as sourced by Football Italia, he has been offered to the two Italian giants for around €18m.

As it stands, Smalling will return to Manchester and look to compete for a first-team spot alongside newly-instated captain Maguire under Solskjaer.

But United already have enough talented centre-backs progressing through the ranks such as Axel Tuanzebe and Teden Mengi and we cannot begrudge Smalling wanting to further his career elsewhere with a permanent move to Italy.

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