TRANSFERS - Everton, club trying to sign Roma defender Smalling
According to a report by calciomercato.com, Everton are keen on Roma defender Chris Smalling.
The defender is coming off a season marred in injuries, in which he started only 16 games with a knee problem. The 31-year old English international was already linked to Everton in 2019 when he was playing for Manchester United, when the Merseyside club tried to bring him in on a loan deal, unsuccessfully. Roma seem to be asking for a sum around 15M Euros for the player, which is no small fee.
Smalling joined Roma in 2019 on a loan with option to buy, when he played 30 matches and scored three goals. The Italian club made the deal permanent this past season, with poor results.