Chris Smalling made a one-year loan move to AS Roma after Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deemed him a surplus to requirements ahead of the start of the 2019-20 season. Since trading Manchester for Rome, Chris Smalling has enjoyed a return to form in the Serie A, having quickly established himself as a first-team regular for Paulo Fonseca's side before the suspension of the Italian league due to the coronavirus outbreak. Due to his impressive displays, Chris Smalling has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs, with North London clubs - Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur - both linked with the Manchester United star.
Bit of transfer news for you guys this evening.— Jimmy McCann (@JamesMcCann74) March 25, 2020
Spurs, Arsenal and Everton have all been in discussions with Manchester United regarding a summer move for Chris Smalling. Nothing major yet just early enquiries. pic.twitter.com/UmZ5wUWBgt
As per multiple reports in British publications, Arsenal have already made the first bid for the on-loan Manchester United defender ahead of the start of the Premier League summer transfer window. As per reports, Man United are holding out for a €25 million fee for the former Fulham player. Apart from Arsenal and Tottenham, the likes of Everton and Leicester City have also been rumoured to be in the hunt for Chris Smalling's signature.