The way things are going, Manchester United’s Chris Smalling could very well end up in Italy once again, but it might be Milan instead of Rome.

Following his successful spell with AS Roma during the 2019-20 season, the England international’s stock has grown tremendously in the European country,

So much so that Inter, wanting to reinforce their defence under Antonio Conte, have set their sights on the centre-back, who has since returned to England.

The biggest issue for Roma in their attempts to sign Smalling was Manchester United’s asking price of €20m, which stands to this day.

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It’s affordable to Inter, but we all know clubs will always try and get a better deal, which is what Gazzetta dello Sport state the Milan club will do.

After all, they are on a high in terms of their relationship with Manchester United following the Alexis Sánchez situation, which they want to use to their advantage.

Whether or not they manage to convince Ed Woodward to do so remains to be seen, but their intention, from this point onwards, is to ‘shave off’ some of the price.

Good luck, Inter.