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Chris Smalling willing to take a pay cut to join Roma despite Arsenal interest
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Chris Smalling willing to take a pay cut to join Roma despite Arsenal interest

England defender Chris Smalling is willing to make a pay cut so as to complete a permanent move to AS Roma in the summer.

Smalling has had a sterling season in Rome since joining the Serie A giants at the start of the season and has continued to attract interest from teams.

His stint at the Stadio Olimpico is set to come to an end in June however, though Sky Sports Italia has reported that Smalling is keen to extend his stay at the club with Manchester United ready to listen to offer for a player they consider surplus to requirements.

United want around £32m for the 30-year-old with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton all said to be interested in taking him in.

Since joining the Red Devils in the summer of 2010 from Fulham, Smalling has made 323 appearances for the club but fell down the pecking order in recent seasons.

He has however impressed in his loan stint at Roma where he has scored two goals in his 28 appearances for the club this season.

A potential return to the England national team has been rumored with manager Gareth Southgate said to have been impressed by his outing.