Juventus and Inter Milan are both interested in signing Manchester United defender

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Inter Milan and Juventus are both interested in signing Manchester United centre-back Chris Smalling at the end of the campaign.

Chris Smalling was sent out on loan to A.S. Roma on August 30, after slipping down the pecking order at Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

As per BBC Sport, the Serie A giants are paying €3 million to keep hold of the 30-year-old for the campaign, with his current deal at Manchester United not due to expire until 2022.

Chris Smalling has faced plenty of criticism over the last few years for his performances in Man Utd, but he has settled into his new surroundings at Stadio Olimpico quicker than expected.

The English defender has already racked up 11 Serie A plays for Roma, scoring twice, while helping the team climb up to fifth in the standings.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport via ESPN, Inter and Juve have both identified Chris Smalling as a possible summer transfer target, having been impressed with his performances in the Italian top flight.

The report states that Manchester United are likely to demand a £17 million fee for the centre-back, with Roma also keen to secure his services permanently.

At the end of the 2018-19 season, Chris Smalling’s stock was at an all-time low, but he has managed to turn his fortunes around in Italy in the space of four months, which is a testament to his strength of character.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects Chris Smalling to return to Old Trafford at the end of his loan spell with Roma, but now that he is enjoying his football again, there is every chance he could opt to remain in Serie A and call time on his Manchester United career for good.