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Newly promoted PL duo offered the chance to sign £20m Man United star

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United are keen on offloading Smalling

Fulham, Newcastle offered chance to sign Chris Smalling

According to a report from Chronicle Live, Manchester United star Chris Smalling has been offered to Fulham and Newcastle United, as AS Roma struggle to meet his £20m asking price.

Smalling has been with Manchester United for ten years now, having signed from Fulham back in 2010. A regular for most of his tenure at the club, the England international fell down the pecking order following the arrival of Harry Maguire last summer.

As a result, Smalling left the club for Serie A giants AS Roma on loan. The Englishman enjoyed a fine 2019/20 campaign in Italy, emerging as one of the best defenders in Serie A.

Chris Smalling and Alexis Sanchez have done well in Italy
Chris Smalling performed well on loan in Italy

Having been left impressed by him, Roma want to sign him on a permanent deal. Smalling, too, is keen on securing a permanent move to the Italian capital club. However, they are dithering on meeting United’s £20m valuation. (h/t Chronicle Live)

This has presented other clubs an opportunity to sign Smalling this summer.

As per the aforementioned report, Newcastle United have been offered a chance to sign him in the ongoing transfer window. The Magpies had considered signing Smalling last summer and may well look to make a move for him in the current window.

Along with the Magpies, Smalling’s former club, Fulham, who earned promotion to the Premier League are also keen on landing the 30-year-old. (h/t Chronicle Live)

Chris Smalling is keen on joining AS Roma permanently
Smalling is keen on joining AS Roma permanently

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However, finances of the clubs have been hit hard. So, it remains to be seen if either clubs are in a position to meet United’s demand for Smalling. The report does add that this may lead to a possibility of an initial loan deal with view to a permanent transfer next year.