Roma could land Chris Smalling on a permanent transfer from Manchester United, if the English side sign Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli first.
Smalling is currently with the Giallorossi on loan, and the clubs have been in talks about a permanent deal for a number of months.
The English defender has taken to life in Italy, and it’s believed he would like to remain in the Italian capital beyond this season.
A deal however seemed unlikely as the Premier League side consistently raised their valuation of Smalling, and much depends on Roma qualifying for the Champions League next season.
However according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Premier League outfit could change their stance if they were to sign Napoli’s Koulibaly.
The Senegalese defender has been long linked with a move to Manchester, with Napoli reportedly rejecting a €100m bid for the 28-year-old last summer.
If Koulibaly were to sign for The Red Devils, then Smalling’s price tag could be reduced, and a deal ironed out.
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