Even if you don’t follow transfer stories on a daily basis, you’ll know AS Roma want Chris Smalling back and Manchester United are making it difficult for that to happen.

In the meantime, it’s been said that Inter have tried to wiggle their way into talks following the happy ending of the Alexis Sánchez saga, which has led to even more rumours.

With Roma recently changing owners, there’s a good chance they will come back with a vengeance in the weeks to come, meaning Antonio Conte’s side will need to act quickly if they want to get their man.

The problem is he’d only come in if Milan Škriniar was sold, and since that has yet to happen, nothing has taken place.

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The Slovakian has fallen out of favour at Inter, and with Smalling comfortable playing in a back three, Conte wouldn’t be against swapping his player for the England international.

However, FC Inter News play down the situation a bit, explaining that while the Manchester United player ‘has been offered by his entourage’, Inter are currently ‘making assessments’ of their options.

Roma remain ‘in pole’ as Inter focus on the Europa League, meaning that until August 24th, it’s Paulo Fonseca’s side who have the advantage here.

Whether they can capitalise on it remains to be seen.