Arsenal are lining up a bid for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling. The Daily Star Sunday says Emirates boss Arsene Wenger has been keen on Smalling since his days at Fulham.

And Arsenal now believe United would be prepared to sell the England centre back, who has added appeal to Wenger because he can also play at right-back.

Smalling has not fully established himself at United and grew up a Gooner.

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