AS Roma launch new bid for Chris Smalling as Englishman pushes for Man United exit

Serie A side AS Roma have reportedly launched another late attempt to land Manchester United centre-back Chris Smalling with the Italian side offering £13.5m for the Englishman’s services.

Smalling, 30, has spent a decade at United after signing from Fulham back in 2010 under legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson but having spent the whole of last season out on loan with AS Roma, the defender’s time at Old Trafford looks certain to be over.

The United defender’s spell in Rome saw him reignite his career after featuring in a total of 37 matches in all competitions for his temporary side and even managed to be directly involved in five goals.

Smalling was recalled back to Manchester at the back-end of last season after his loan agreement expired and has since been hotly tipped to make the switch back to AS Roma but this time on a permanent deal.

According to leading Italian journalist Di Marzio AS Roma have launched a late attempt to land Smalling by offering the Reds £13.5m (€20m) in the hope an agreement can be reached.

Di Marzio also reports that Smalling is pushing for his parent club to accept AS Roma’s latest offer for him with the Reds continuing to consider a possible deal.

With just over 24 hours left in this summer’s transfer window, United fans will be hoping that any proposed deals for incomings and outgoings can be finalised in time.

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