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Chris Smalling targeted by 4 Premier League Clubs

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Manchester United centre-back, Chris Smalling, has reportedly been targeted by Everton, West Ham and two other premier league clubs.

Roma are trying to sign the defender on a permanent deal, after some brilliant performances by the Englishman whilst he was on loan last season. But the Italian club are yet to reach United’s £20 million valuation, with other clubs ready to swoop for Smalling.

Everton’s defence was poor last season and Carlo Ancelotti is looking to strengthen in the Centre-back position.

West Ham boss, David Moyes managed Smalling at Manchester United and is also trying to bolster his defence this season.

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Former club, Fulham and Newcastle are also both interested.

The Englishman spent last season on loan at Roma, after falling out of favour at Manchester United, and the 29-year-old flourished in Italy.

Smalling scored 3 goals in 29 Serie A starts for Roma in an impressive season.

Chris Smalling signed for Manchester United in 2010 from Fulham and has gone on to make over 200 premier league appearances for the Red Devils.

The centre-back was Manchester United’s vice-captain under Van Gaal and was a regular starter under Mourinho, but the arrival of Maguire and Lindelöf meant that Smalling was sent out on loan by Solskjaer.

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However, Smalling has been excellent on loan at Roma and Solskjaer has said that the 29-year-old is part of his plans for next season.

One of Manchester United’s problems this season has been their defence and with Maguire’s situation uncertain it might be wise for United to keep the defender.

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