Manchester United will discuss talks with Roma about a deal for Chris Smalling & # 39; via Nicolo Zaniolo Transfers & # 39;
- Manchester United will use talks about Chris Smalling to discuss Nicolo Zaniolo
- United is one of many European clubs interested in the 20-year-old
- Smalling has been on loan so far this season and the Roma want him to stay
- Zaniolo will be a topic of discussion when the two clubs meet over the defender
Manchester United will inquire about the availability of Roma prodigy Nicolo Zaniolo when it comes to moving from Chris Smalling to the Italian side.
The English defender is in good form since he moved to the Italian capital on loan in the summer. His team led the Roma and a number of other Italian clubs who want to sign him permanently.
United is planning to use the talks for their own benefit, while the Red Devils Zaniolo, one of the hottest newcomer prospects in Serie A, are thrilled.
Manchester United will use talks with Roma about Chris Smalling to discuss Nicolo Zaniolo
It is alleged that United has watched the 20-year-old attacking midfielder win Italy over Armenia
The Rome-based newspaper Il Messaggero reports that Zaniolo will be a topic of discussion during the talks between the two clubs.
It is alleged that United have been watching the 20-year-old attacking midfielder win this week against Italy in Armenia in Palermo. They also kept an eye on Sandro Tonali, the prestigious Brescia midfielder in the same game.
Zaniolo started the double that season in the Champions League earlier this year and impressed with another double in Italy's defeat of Armenia. He became Roma's youngest scorer ever for the national team.
After Zaniolo had not made the breakthrough in the first team both at Fiorentina and at Inter Milan, he inspired the audience this season.
He has scored five goals in 16 games, having scored only six goals in all of last season, and his rise was underscored by his inclusion in the 2019 Golden Boy shortlist.
It is estimated that Roma would charge around £ 50m for Zaniolo, but United will want to use Smalling's services in Italy to do better business.
The English defender is in good form since moving to the Italian capital in the summer
Smalling is currently on loan to Roma and has impressed with ten appearances for the Italian team.
Roma are anxious to sign the 30-year-old permanently, but a deal is far from over.
The potential fee for smalling could be a problem. Roma are willing to pay 8.5 million pounds for the central defender in addition to the £ 2.5 million loan, but United is asking for £ 12.8 million.
Smalling's current contract with United runs until the summer of 2022, but is unlikely to have a future at Old Trafford.
Smalling was hired by Fulham in 2010 and denied 323 appearances for United.
He has been capped 31 times by England but has not played for the Three Lions since 2017.