Chris Smalling stays! AS Roma's top concern this summer according to reports From Corriere Dello Sport.
Sport Witness also report that the deal in between both clubs are 'really close' AS Roma are confident of securing Chris Smalling's services beyond the extensive finance this season.
The deal currently being worked out is a loan-to-buy for 2020/21 which Roma are obliged to acquire for the agreed amount on completion of the finance. Man Utd have actually agreed that AS Roma can take Smalling on loan next season, nonetheless, the information of what takes place after are still being negotiated.
The loan-to-buy fee is yet to be agreed however, reports from late last month stated that United reduced their asking rate from ₤ 22mil to ₤ 16mil.
Smalling has had a great season up until now, conceding 32 goals in 27 matches, maintaining nine clean sheets. He's additionally aided at the other end of the pitch racking up two goals.
He made it into FIFA Ultimate Team of the Season (So Far) partnering Manolas in protection and also keeping Acebri as well as Koulibaly out of the team.
With any luck this deal will get over the line quickly - for all events benefits. However, Man Utd need to hold company and get a price worthy of the player. United would certainly be well aware of AS Roma's keeness to get the deal done.
AS Roma are however, apparently curious about Jan Vertonghen as a prospective replacement. The only thing concerning that is, AS Roma know Smalling operates in Serie An and would not need to settle in.