Man Utd name their price for Smalling with Roma ‘desperate’ to seal transfer

Manchester United will reportedly demand £20million for Chris Smalling with Roma desperate to seal a permanent deal for the defender.

Centre-half Smalling, 30, is back with United after his season-long loan deal with the Serie A side expired.

But Roma are keen to take him back to Italy after an impressive campaign with the player said to be interested in making the switch.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still a fan of the 31-cap England international, and United are seeking a swift resolution to his future, report The Sun.

Smalling has two years left on his £130,000-a-week Old Trafford deal, with Roma paying a significant portion of his wages during his time in the Italian capital.

And Smalling is reportedly willing to take a sizeable pay cut in order to seal a permanent switch.

Roma have so-far offered only £15million for Smalling, which United have rebuffed.

Solskjaer is keen to add another defender to his ranks, with Marcos Rojo looking likely to leave the club.

Smalling would be down the pecking order if he stayed at the club, with Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof the first-choice pairing and Eric Bailly and Phil Jones the back-ups.

Rojo is reportedly attracting interest from across Europe after a proposed transfer to Everton collapsed last summer.

Smalling signed for United from Fulham 10 years ago and has made 323 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions, winning two Premier League titles, one FA Cup, one League Cup and the Europa League.

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