Roma have reportedly reached an agreement with Manchester United to extend defender Chris Smalling’s loan at the club, it has been reported in Italy.
Smalling made the move to I Giallorossi last summer on a season-long loan deal and has flourished in Serie A with the Serie A giants, winning praise for his displays.
The Italians have been looking to keep Chris on a permanent basis, but their more pressing concern is extending the star’s loan to cover the rest of the Serie A season.
Now, according to an Italian website LaRoma24.it, the club have found an agreement with the Red Devils.
The deal will see Chris complete the Serie A season with the Rome-based outfit and also be on the books for August’s European games.
Paulo Fonseca’s side are still involved in the UEFA Europa League, with a tie against Spanish outfit Sevilla in the last 16.
Smalling has made a total of 28 appearances for his current club during his stint in Italy, including five outings in the UEL.
The centre-half has made a positive impression on Roma, who are still hoping to be able to land him on a permanent basis from Manchester United.
Elsewhere, Manchester United allegedly believe that entourage Mino Raiola is the only person who wants midfielder Paul Pogba to leave the club.
The Frenchman’s future remains up in the air ahead of the summer transfer market following repeated links with a move away.
Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Real Madrid have all been tipped to move for Paul, who is back in training with United ahead of the PL’s restart on June 17.
According to The Times, however, United are not concerned about losing the star as they do not believe that he’s actively seeking a transfer.