Serie A heavyweights AS Roma have restarted negotiations with Manchester United for the permanent signing of Chris Smalling, as per Calciomercato reports.
The 29-year-old defender is currently on a season-long loan at the Rome-based team where he has impressed everyone with his decent performance.
It was reported earlier that the Rome-based team’s hierarchy were eager to secure the services of Chris Smalling on a permanent basis, however, the Red Devils turned down their initial bid of €15 million—which was short of their player’s valuation of €20m.
As per the latest report, AS Roma’s representatives have once again started talks with the Red Devils in hoping to finalise the deal in the coming days.
The report stated that the Giallorossi’s chiefs are quite optimistic about securing the services of the player because of his wife’s wish to remain in the Italian capital beyond the summer of 2020.
The report also added that once a deal will be agreed with the Red Devils, Roma will then offer Smalling a contract that will keep him at Stadio Olimpico until 2024.
Meanwhile, another Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has been linked with an exit from Old Trafford with his time at the club has been limited and Argentina international defender ready to quit from the 20-times English champions in order to secure regular first-team football elswhere.