AS Roma make a fresh bid to extend Chris Smalling's loan for another season
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AS Roma make a fresh bid to extend Chris Smalling's loan for another season

Serie A giants AS Roma wants to extend the loan deal for defender Chris Smalling for another season.

According to Football Italia, Roma is looking at an option to take the 30-year-old for another year on loan with an option to buy for £13m (€15m) at the end of next season.

Smalling has had a sterling first season with the club making 32 appearances in all competitions this season but is set to return to Old Trafford after Serie A concludes on August 2.

The report states that club adviser Franco Baldini has offered a loan fee of £2.5m (€3m) to United for Smalling's loan next season with a four-year contract set to be offered to the defender should the move be made permanent at the end of the 2020-21 season.

United I said to be willing to let Smalling leave but are holding out for a permanent fee believed to be around £22m for a player that has been in their books for ten years now.

United is said to be willing to allow Smalling to stay for the remainder of Roma's Europa League campaign in mid-August.

Roma has their last-16 encounter against Sevilla on August 5, with the tie taking place over just one leg.