Arsenal is reported to be leading the race to sign Man Utd defender.
Arsenal is among a bunch of Premier League clubs looking to sign United outcast Chris Smalling.
The 30-year-old is currently on loan at Italian outfit Roma, and is very unlikely to be returning to Manchester at the end of his loan spell.
According to the Mirror, Arsenal sent scouts to monitor the central defender Friday evening when he featured against Inter Milan, a game that ended 0-0.
Arsenal were not the only ones scouting Smalling, England manager Gareth Southgate was also at the game with a recall to the England side a strong possibility, such has been his form this season.
Everton, Leicester City, Juventus and Inter are also reported to be interested in signing the United outcast.
A fee of £18 Million has been touted by the Mirror, which is well within Arsenal’s reach.
It has to be said that on the face of it signing Smalling is a bit underwhelming. However, by all accounts, he is having an excellent season in Serie A and when clubs like Juventus and Inter are interested then he must have been impressive.
He certainly cannot be any worse than the current crop of central defenders that Arsenal is lumbered with. His price is reasonable and he is obviously experienced in the Premier League.
It seems if he returns to England to see out his career that he will return a very different player to the one that left Old Trafford.