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Roma make new bid for Man Utd defender Chris Smalling

Roma have made a new bid for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling.

Gazzetta dello Sport's Nicola Schira reports Roma are looking at an option to take the 30-year-old for another year on loan with an option to buy for €15m at the end of next season.

Schira says Roma's adviser Franco Baldini has offered a loan fee of £2.5m (€3m) to United for Smalling's loan next season.

A four-year contract would also be offered to the former England international, should the move be made permanent at the end of the 2020-21 season.

United, however, are holding out for a permanent fee to closer to the £22m (€25m) mark for a player who has been on their books for ten years now.

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