Roma will make one final attempt to sign Inter linked defender Chris Smalling, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Turin based newspaper Tuttosport.
The report details how the Giallorossi are incredibly keen to sign the 30-year-old English defender, who returned to Manchester United after a successful spell on loan with the Roman club.
Roma’s financial situation means that talks for Smalling have stalled and so Paulo Fonseca’s side will make one final attempt to secure the player’s signature and iron out a deal.
Inter are also interested in signing the 30-year-old Englishman, the report continues, with coach Antonio Conte a fan of the player.
Fonseca has identified an alternative to Smalling should a deal never materialise, with Santos defender Lucas Verissimo attracting the attention of the Portuguese coach.
Smalling made 37 appearances across all competitions last season for Roma, for a total of 3196 minutes. In that time, he scored three goals and provided two assists.