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Roma hint at permanent deal for Manchester United's Chris Smalling

Roma hint at permanent Chris Smalling deal
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Roma suggest that they are confident of completing a permanent deal for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling by uploading a picture of him in next season's kit.

Roma have hinted that they expect to make Chris Smalling's loan deal from Manchester United permanent this summer.

The 30-year-old has spent the entire 2019-20 campaign with the capital outfit so far, but is currently due to return to his parent club after the Serie A season finishes on August 2.

United are unwilling to consider extending that loan spell even for a further month to enable Smalling to play for Roma in the Europa League, but they are open to a permanent deal for the centre-back.

Roma are also eager to make the move permanent and, despite the two clubs still haggling over a transfer fee, the Italian side have hinted that Smalling will still be at the Stadio Olimpico next season by uploading a picture of him wearing the 2020-21 kit.

Smalling has made 34 appearances for Roma across all competitions this season.


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