Manchester United reject £13m Roma bid for Chris Smalling – report

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United have turned down a bid worth £13m from Roma for the permanent transfer of Chris Smalling, according to reports.

The Englishman moved to the Italian capital over the summer on a season-long loan deal following the arrival of Harry Maguire.

His performances in Serie A have not gone unnoticed, with the Englishman cementing himself as first-choice under Paulo Fonseca.

According to the Daily Star, Roma submitted a bid of £13m for the defender that United have since rejected.

Smalling, who moved to Old Trafford in 2011, is said to be valued at around £15m by his parent club, who are open to the idea of selling.

Having enjoyed such a successful start to life in Italy, Smalling is said to be keen on remaining at Roma on a permanent basis and has also attracted interest from other Serie A sides.

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