Manchester United defender set for Roma move

Manchester United defender set for Roma move

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Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has travelled to Italy to finalise a loan move to Serie A side Roma, says boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Premier League club have reportedly agreed a season-long deal with Roma paying a fee of £2.7m.

Smalling, 29, joined United from Fulham in 2010 and extended his contract at Old Trafford to 2022 in December

Smalling made 34 appearances last season but is now on the fringes of the squad, with fellow England defender Harry Maguire – an £80m summer signing – and Sweden international Victor Lindelof established as the first-choice centre-back partnership.

Solskjaer said Marcos Rojo, who has been linked with AC Milan, Marseille and Monaco, is “staying definitely”, along with fellow centre-backs Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe.

Solskjaer  believes he has a less squad in numbers but one that is strong to have coverage in all positions