• Manchester United recently concluded the Premier League with a top-four finish
  • One prospect Manchester United is looking to secure is Jadon Sancho
  • Several teams have been interested in Manchester United's loanee Chris Smalling

The lineup of Manchester United remains to be deep with several players loaned out that can be utilized well be several other clubs. It has been reported that Juventus, Inter Milan, Napoli are among the Italian teams interested in the center back Chris Smalling.

The past few years featured Smalling suit up as a trusty defender for AS Roma on loan. Throughout his stay with the Italian-based squad, he’s suited up for 35 appearances and tallied two goals and two assists. To add to these, the 30-year-old has been a consistent defender in his Serie A stint with averages of two interceptions a game to go along with 4.1 clearances an outing. Playing as a center-back, Smalling has a dribbled past per game of 0.1 and an overall rating of 6.99.

With Manchester United securing a top-four finish only in the final stretch of the Premier League as the club aims to continue developing their roster. The chase for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho remains a priority for the team as they’re looking for the deal for the 20-year-old star. Securing a financially prudent contract for Sancho is a priority and selling Smalling’s contract may assist the club.

Per Red Devil Armada, Smalling has garnered interest from several teams for his services. Clubs such as Juventus, Inter Milan and Napoli have also set their eyes on the two-time English champion but Roma has also expressed that they want to maintain his services. It has been reported that Roma is willing to pay 18 million Euros for Smalling but Ed Woodward is asking for at least 20 million Euros.

It’s a crucial time for Manchester United given how well they ended their season in a tightly contested Premier League. Their final win came at the perfect time as it propelled them to third place with a record of 18 wins, 12 draws and eight losses. This put the team in the top-four standings of the team standings, enough for a Champions League berth.

The competition remains tough for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the rest of the club but the development isn’t looking to stop now, as they want to gather more assets for the club. It will be interesting to see how Manchester United moves forward with their lineup and if they’re able to gather enough financial resources to even strengthen their club for the future.

AS Roma defender Chris Smalling holds off Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku
AS Roma defender Chris Smalling holds off Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku AFP / Miguel MEDINA