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Sunday May 24 2020
Man Utd lower Smalling asking price

Manchester United have reportedly accepted Chris Smalling’s desire to remain at Roma and lowered the asking price to €18m.

Multiple sources have stated that the England international is happy in Serie A and wishes to make the loan spell permanent.

Roma considered the €25m price-tag to be excessive for the 30-year-old, whose contract with Manchester United runs to June 2022.

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Sunday May 24 2020
Roma still hopeful of Smalling stay?

Reports this morning claim Roma are still hopeful of negotiating a permanent deal for Manchester United loanee Chris Smalling.

Roma have yet to agree a fee for Smalling, but the defender continues to make no secret of his desire to stay at the Olimpico.

Now, Corriere dello Sport states the Englishman personally informed coach Paulo Fonseca of that desire ‘a few days ago’ and that his camp are working ‘to find a solution’.

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Saturday May 23 2020
Smalling 'proud' to play for Roma

Chris Smalling says he is ‘very proud’ to represent Roma, praising his loan club for its ‘clarity’ during the coronavirus pandemic.

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante and Watford captain Troy Deeney have chosen not to resume team training with their respective sides in England, and Smalling explained why everyone at Roma was onboard.

“I can understand everyone’s position if they’ve not got that full clarity,” he told The Times.

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Sunday May 17 2020
Roma 'consider Smalling replacements'

Roma are reportedly considering Jan Vertonghen, Kevin Akpoguma and Jean-Clair Todibo as possible replacements for Chris Smalling.

Smalling has been a revelation during his season-long loan at Roma this season, but Tuttosport writes their poor financial situation and the fees involved could scupper a permanent deal.

The newspaper claims United value the defender at €20m, while he will earn €3m a season for the next three years if he stays at Old Trafford, although his club would rather cash in.

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Saturday May 9 2020
Inter and Juventus have Smalling chance

If Roma can’t agree a deal with Manchester United for Chris Smalling, it’s reported the defender will be offered to Juventus and Inter for €18m.

The centre-back has been a revelation in his debut Serie A season, with player and club stating they would like to continue together after the loan has expired.

However, Roma are struggling to agree terms with Manchester United for a permanent transfer, with reports they could try to extend the loan with obligation to buy, allowing them to pay over several years.

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Friday May 1 2020
Fonseca: 'Everything for Smalling stay'

Roma boss Paulo Fonseca says he will ‘do everything’ to keep Manchester United loanee Chris Smalling and that Nicolo Zaniolo has ‘improved considerably’.

Smalling has been a virtual ever-present for Roma since arriving on a season-long loan from United last summer, and Fonseca claims the defender also ‘wants to stay’.

“I will do everything I can to keep him at Roma next year too,” he told ESPN.

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Tuesday April 21 2020
Smalling and Mkhi conclude season at Roma

Roma will reportedly have both Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan at their disposal for the remainder of the season, even if it goes beyond June 30.

The Corriere dello Sport claims the Giallorossi have negotiated with Manchester United and Arsenal about their respective loanees and have been given the green light to keep the pair at the Olimpico until the campaign has been concluded.

With the loan deals originally expiring on June 30, both Smalling and Mkhitaryan are still expected to re-join their respective clubs after the concluded season.

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Monday April 13 2020
Vertonghen to replace Smalling?

Roma have reportedly targeted Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen as the ideal replacement should Chris Smalling return to Manchester United.

The Giallorossi have reportedly been trying to secure a permanent deal with the former England international Smalling, who has been excellent at the Olimpico this term.

But the reports in England have claimed Smalling could return to Old Trafford this summer and sporting director Gianluca Petrachi has therefore prepared a back-up plan, according to Daily Mail, involving Spurs defender Vertonghen.

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Friday April 10 2020
Roma to send back Smalling?

Negotiations to keep Manchester United defender Chris Smalling at Roma are “on the brink of collapse”, claims The Sun.

Roma have been locked in talks over a permanent deal for Smalling, who has spent the season on loan at the Olimpico, making 28 appearances for Paulo Fonseca’s side.

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Wednesday April 8 2020
Smalling: 'Coronavirus dawned' on England late

Roma defender Chris Smalling said friends back in England are asking for advice on “how to cope” during the coronavirus lockdown. “It definitely dawned on people a bit later there. We are eager to go, but know some things are more important than football.”

The former Manchester United centre-back spoke to the official Roma Twitter account about his experiences in Italy this season, which included the first wave of the pandemic outside China.

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