Man United to discuss Nicolo Zaniolo transfer with AS Roma: report

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As you’ll likely be aware, Chris Smalling is currently plying his trade for AS Roma, while on loan out in the Serie A.

The Englishman is mightily impressing right now, putting in commanding performances at the heart of defence. Understandably, it seems as though Roma are keen on making the transfer a permanent one – and United are looking to use that to their advantage…

According to Italian media outlet Il Messaggero, United are taking the talks with Roma to discuss a move for the superstar 20-year-old Nicolo Zaniolo, who is seriously impressing in the Serie A this term.

Zaniolo is an attacking midfielder, which has become a real position of need for the Old Trafford club. In sixteen games, the Italy international has scored five goals and tacked on one assist.

This doesn’t seem like a knee-jerk reaction, either, with United having scouts watching Zaniolo in action last week. They also had eyes on Sandro Tonali, too.


Zaniolo has had a whirlwind twelve months in professional football. Breaking through into the Roma team, then scoring twice for his country over the same period has been a real rise to prominence.

There’s now wonder why United (and probably other top clubs) are keen on making a move for the attacker. However, Roma won’t want to part with their prized asset and he certainly won’t come cheaply if the Serie A outfit do decide to cash in…

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