AS Roma registered a 3-0 victory over Brescia in their last league tie and Chris Smalling finished the game with a goal and an assist to his name.

Over the past few weeks, there’s been claims in Italy the Serie A side are trying to sign the centre-back on a permanent deal. He arrived in Rome on a loan basis from Manchester United in the summer.

It was explained that Roma are offering €12m plus bonuses, but the Red Devils are demanding €20m to sanction the 30-year-old’s sale.

Sky Italia reported on Sunday the former Fulham man has become a key player under Paulo Fonseca, ‘gaining confidence with high-level performance’.

It’s explained the defender’s agent will arrive in the Italian capital on Monday to discuss the potential transfer of his client. Roma’s idea is to buy the defender ‘outright’ from the Red Devils and Smalling’s will is to continue at the Stadio Olimpico.

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United allowed Smalling to join Roma on a dry loan deal, without an option to make the transfer permanent.

If the latest meeting between Roma and the central defender’s agent is fruitful, there’s a serious possibility for Smalling to continue with the Giallorossi beyond this season.