England and Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is close to complete a long season loan to Roma. The 29 year old United defender is expected to fly to Italy for his Medical on Friday.
Smalling who was omitted from the club sqauds against Chelsea and Crytal palace of Manchester United home match against both club.
The Italian club (Roma) are planning on signing an experience defender centre back after seeing may errors from Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld and Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren as their favorite.
Chris Smalling has been Manchester United longest serving players after his move from Fulham in 2010 and he was a regular player under the new club manager during his interim appointment last December with over 10 caps under Ole Gunner Solsklaer.