Juventus in contact with Chris Smalling’s entourage

Andy Mattioli

Juventus are reportedly eyeing Roma defender Chris Smalling who may soon become a free agent at the end of the season.

The Englishman’s contract with Roma is bound to expire in June unless he chooses to extend his stay after collecting 50% of his season appearances.

Despite taking great satisfaction in his role at the club as one of the leading veterans of the team, Smalling may choose to consider other offers from Italy. Inter and Juve are both interested but the Bianconeri are leading the race at the moment, reports Tuttosport.

As they await to form a new Board of Directors following the exits of Andrea Agnelli and Pavel Nedved, Juventus are busy scouting free agents for the summer: as a result the club from Turin are reportedly in contact with Smalling’s entourage.

Roma, on the other hand, want to keep Smalling and are willing to advance a two-year proposal with a slightly lower salary than the current €3.5 million the player earns.

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