Date:26th January 2020 at 6:06pm
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Manchester United are sticking to their valuation of Chris Smalling as AS Roma look to make loan move permanent, according to the Mirror

Smalling has spent all season on loan in Serie A with AS Roma enjoying a very successful time with the club, having established himself as a regular starter and has been performing well.

The 30-year-old’s stellar performances have led to the Italian side wanting to secure the ex-Fulham man’s services on a permanent deal.

Rio Ferdinand did not hold back during his pundit work.

However, the Red Devils feel Smalling warrants a £25million price tag and are sticking to their guns according to the Mirror.

Late last year, the Sun reported that AS Roma bid £13million for Smalling plus £3.5m of potential add-ons for the former England international, but United felt that was way below their desired fee.

Many United fans feel Smalling should still be pulling on the red shirt, with former captain Rio Ferdinand giving his thoughts.

Rio said: “He’s the best defender at the club. If we’re talking just outright defending, he’s the best defender at the club. I don’t understand it.”

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