Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made contact with Manchester United over the possibility of signing Chris Smalling in the summer.
Smalling is currently on loan at AS Roma and has impressed during his short time in Serie A.
A report by Corriere Dello Sport (as translated and relayed by The Express) claims that United are willing to sell the 30-year-old in the summer for a fee of around £16.5million and Tottenham have already expressed their interest in signing him along with Everton.
The report suggests that Roma wish to sign Smalling in the summer but cannot afford the centre back’s wages and transfer fee if they fail to secure qualification for the Champions League.
Both Spurs and Everton are said to be willing to meet the asking price for the 30-year-old with the North Londonders even reportedly offering him a wage increase.
Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen on reuniting with Smalling and is already said to have made the first steps necessary to bring him to Spurs by reaching out to the player’s agent.
Spurs Web Opinion
While I expect us to be in the market for a centre back if we lose Vertonghen in the summer, I am not sure it makes much sense to go for Smalling who will be 31 next season. I would prefer the club to go for someone like Nathan Ake who also comes with Premier League experience but also has the potential to improve even further.
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