Man Utd defender speaks out on future amid AC Milan links: “I don’t want distractions”

By Oliver Fisher -

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has spoken out about his future amid reports linking him with a possible summer move to AC Milan.

Earlier on Wednesday, SportMediaset (via MilanLive) claimed that Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban have turned their attentions to the capital in their planning for the summer transfer window.

The outlet state that Milan particularly like two players currently at the Giallorossi: one is Cengiz Under, already linked throughout January, and the other is Chris Smalling, who is owned by Manchester United and is currently on a dry loan.

It was recently claimed by La Gazzetta dello Sport that Roma want to sign the Englishman on a permanent basis but have run into difficulties. This is because United want ‘no less than €18m’ for Smalling with the total cost coming to ‘almost €40m for a player who turns 31 in November’ when factoring in his long-term deal.

Regarding his future, Smalling spoke at a press conference on Wednesday on the eve of Roma’s Europa League match against Gent.

“To be honest I am thinking only of the game and the results. In Rome I am at ease, the city as well as the fans are fantastic and the club has welcomed me very well. I don’t want distractions,” he said (via MilanLive).


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