Sky: Roma line up Milan-linked Chelsea man as alternative to Man Utd defender

By Oliver Fisher -

Roma have reportedly lined up AC Milan target Antonio Rudiger in case they fail to land Manchester United’s Chris Smalling.

There seems to be a lot of uncertainty at the moment surrounding Rudiger, who Sky are reporting has attracted the interest of Milan, Spurs and Paris Saint-Germain.

According to what is being reported by Sky in Italy (via MilanNews), Roma are persisting with their attempts to land Smalling from Manchester United before the 20:00 CEST deadline.

The Giallorossi have sent an offer for €15m plus bonuses for the centre-back, but in the event of a negative outcome they have alternative ready in Rudiger.

The German international is expected to leave before the window shuts and it is believed that he would accept a return to Italy, and it could be possible that Roma might have the edge given he has already played in the capital.

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