Tottenham ‘join Inter Milan and Juventus in transfer race for ex-Man Utd and England star Chris Smalling from Roma’ | The Sun

Tottenham ‘join Inter Milan and Juventus in transfer race for ex-Man Utd and England star Chris Smalling from Roma’ | The Sun

TOTTENHAM have joined Inter Milan and Juventus in the race to sign Chris Smalling, according to reports.

The 33-year-old's Roma contract expires at the end of this season.

It remains unclear whether the Italian side are willing to offer him a new deal with the player supposedly wanting an improved two-year contract.

Smalling reportedly would like to stay at Roma as he has become a key man in Jose Mourinho's defence, helping them win the Conference League last season.

Mourinho was shocked that he was not part of the Three Lions squad going to the World Cup.

Smalling has been capped 31 times by England but has not been in a the national team set-up since 2017.

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The former Manchester United star has rediscovered top form after leaving his homeland and this season he's featured in all 21 matches for Roma, scoring three goals.

His good performances have led to Spurs considering a move for him, claim Sky in Italy.

The North London club would be able to offer Smalling a move back home as manager Antonio Conte looks to bolster his defence ahead of the second half of the campaign.

Tottenham appear keen to bring in a new defender with Harry Maguire linked to the club.

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However if Smalling leaves Roma and prefers to stay in Italy then he has options in Inter and Juve.

The Bianconeri are in crisis after all their board resigned and therefore money for transfers may be restricted, meaning free signings could suit them.

Meanwhile, Inter have reportedly been left underwhelmed by the performance of centre-back Francesco Acerbi.

As a result they could swoop for Smalling to replace him.

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