Roma have less than 10 days to find a permanent agreement with Manchester United if they want to have Chris Smalling available for their 6th August Europa League tie against Sevilla.
Filippo Biafora of Il Tempo reports that optimism is growing within Roma that they’ll be able to find an agreement in the coming days on a permanent deal for the Englishman, who has personally intervened and informed the Red Devils he wants to remain in the Italian capital.
UEFA has set the European roster deadline for 3rd August, meaning the Giallorossi must act swiftly to get the deal over the line.
Roma have, reportedly, tabled a offer worth €15 million for the defender — on the basis of a loan with an obligation to buy after the Premier League side informed them that they will not extend the loan.
United have not yet given their approval for the deal and a bit more effort on the part of the Giallorossi will be needed to get the deal finalised.