It seems increasingly unlikely that Chris Smalling will stay at Roma beyond the end of the season, after Manchester United raised their valuation of the player.
Smalling arrived in Rome at the end of the summer transfer window, and after a slow start, made an immediate impact.
The 30-year-old has been reborn in the capital, and there have been reports for several months concerning a permanent stay in the capital.
The deal always hinged on whether the Giallorossi qualified for Champions League football next season.
With Roma six points behind Atalanta at present, the prospect seems unlikely.
Furthermore, Goal.com states that Man Utd have now also raised their evaluation of Smalling to around the €29m mark. A figure deemed too steep for Roma.
Goal claims that Everton, Arsenal and Tottenham could all make a move for Smalling in the summer.
The website believes the only way the Giallorossi can keep hold of Smalling is if the player refuses all other options and forces his hand to stay in the Eternal City.
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