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Roma coach Fonseca: I've spoken to Smalling; a return is close

Roma coach Paulo Fonseca says he's confident of bringing back Manchester United defender Chris Smalling.

Roma and United have been haggling for months over a deal for Smalling after last season's successful loan.

Fonseca said: "I am confident, we are working to have Chris in the squad.

"I am in contact with him, I spoke to him also yesterday. He wants to go back to Roma and we want to have him back with us.

"In the next few days I think we can have him back here with us."

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