Chris Smalling had great success in Serie A for AS Roma last season, and that has made Roma want to make a permanent deal with the 30-year-old Englishman. However, Roma are losing patience as Manchester United reportedly want in the region of £55 million pounds for the defender, according to the media MailOnline. However, this is not a price that Roma will reportedly pay.

It has now caused the Italian big club to look for alternatives to Smalling, and according to the credible journalist Fabrizio Romano, Roma should now have made a deal with Verona's Marash Kumbulla, who also impressed last season.

It could therefore look like Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjær will now have to look for a new employer for Smalling, if not that they keep him. Another option could be to put the price of the Englishman down, as it still seems that Roma are interested in getting the man permanently.

Chris Smalling played 30 matches in Serie A for Roma last season.