It looks like the future of Chris Smalling could soon be made clear.
Following his loan spell from Manchester United at the start of the season, Serie A side Roma are keen on keeping him at the club on a permanent transfer.
The negotiations have been dragging for a while, but according to the Italian media today, the negotiations could be hitting the final stages.
Teleradiostereo journalist Paolo Roccheti claims that Jozo Palac, the intermediary who’s handling the talks, is landing in Roma tomorrow morning to speak to the club.
Domani mattina, Jozo Palac (intermediario #Smalling) alle 9.30 atterra con un volo privato a Ciampino. Incontro con la dirigenza giallorossa e giornata molto importante per la permanenza del difensore inglese nella Capitale #Smalling #ASRoma
— Paolo Rocchetti (@P_Rocchetti87) July 7, 2020
The report claims this will be a ‘very important day’ for Smalling’s future with the Giallorossi, for whom he’s been a regular starter this season.
Roccheti doesn’t mention the numbers which are on the table for the transfer, but the Italian media recently claimed that Manchester United had been demanding €25m for a permanent move.
Roma, however, would only reach a deal in case they get a big discount from the Red Devils, and have only managed to, so far, agree to hold onto him until the end of the Serie A season.
What happens beyond that, such as the Europa League and a permanent move, is likely to be the topic of discussion between Roma and Palac on Wednesday.