Smalling To Ignore Arsenal And Stay At Roma, With Man United Return Unlikely
March. 23, 2020
Chris Smalling is so keen to stay in Rome that he's willing to ignore overtures from Arsenal and take a pay cut, according to reports.
Smalling has impressed in the Italian capital following his loan switch from Manchester United, and both the player and his family are settled off the pitch, which means he's prepared to lower his wages to stay where he is.
The 30-year-old is due back in Manchester when his loan deal finishes in June, but the Reds will sell if Roma are prepared to part with £32m.
Arsenal are also monitoring the situation as they continue their search for a centre-back.
Smalling has spent 10 years at Old Trafford and has amassed 323 appearances in that time