Inter and Juventus are both closely following Chris Smalling’s situation at Roma, as the Englishman is still far from extending his contract with the Giallorossi.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri are ready to pounce should Smalling and Roma not agree a new deal, whilst the Bianconeri are also increasingly stepping up.
Roma have been trying to convince Smalling to extend his contract in recent weeks.
Giallorossi coach Jose Mourinho has made the 33-year-old one of the main names who he wants to keep in the Italian capital past the end of the current season.
However, there is still significant distance between Roma and Smalling.
The player wants a new two-year deal worth the same as he currently earns, €3.5 million net per season.
Meanwhile, the Giallorossi are reluctant to offer a two-year deal at these wages.
Accordingly, Inter are looking at Smalling as a real possibility for a free transfer for the summer transfer.
Meanwhile, Juventus’s interest in signing the former Manchester United defender also grows as it looks more and more like he could decline to extend his deal with Roma.