Chris Smalling’s return to Roma from Manchester United is getting ‘closer and closer’ with the Italian club working the deal.
Smalling spent last season on loan with the Serie A side, establishing himself as a key player under Paolo Fonseca and giving his career a much-needed shot in the arm in the process.
Roma have been keen to bring him back all summer, and the player is keen on a permanent switch too, with Manchester United making it clear he is not part of their plans.
So far the two clubs have not been able to work out a deal but reports over the last week have indicated that they have been edging closer to finding an agreement.
Calciomercato say that is the case, reporting that a move is getting closer and Roma are ‘filing the final details’ with United.
What those details are, isn’t mentioned but reports earlier this week indicated there was a €5m difference between both clubs, so perhaps the Italian side have now decided to up their offer.
Either way, there is already an agreement in place with Smalling, with a contract worth €3m a year plus bonuses waiting for him in Rome. Whether that will be a three or four-year deal, though, is not clear.
Nonetheless, it appears he is edging closer and closer to a permanent exit from Manchester United and the return to Roma that all parties have seemingly wanted for some time.