Report: Roma-United agree to permanent Smalling move


Chris Smalling appears set to remain at AS Roma permanently after having impressed this season on loan.

Alfredo Pedullà of SportItalia has reported that the Giallorossi and Manchester United have agreed to a fee for the English defender.

Reportedly, the two sides have agreeD to a loan worth €3 million with an obligation to buy for €17 million, which can be paid over three annual installments.

Smalling’s will to remain in the Italian capital played a fundamental role in the negotiations, which has been ongoing for several months.

Meanwhile, only minor bureaucratic details remain before finalising the operation for the defender, who is set to extend his stay in Italy.

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