Vito Doria Date: 21st August 2020 at 5:01pm
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Roma are still trying to acquire Chris Smalling from and they are also planning to sign from Napoli to partner the Englishman.

The Giallorossi initially had trouble purchasing the 30-year-old outright from the Red Devils but they might be in a better position to complete a deal now under new owner .

According to Corriere dello Sport, Roma coach wants Smalling to lead the Giallorossi defence again and he would like Maksimovic to partner him at the back for the 2020/21 season.

The 28-year-old Serbian international struggled for regular playing time at Napoli under coaches Maurizio and Carlo Ancelotti but he featured more regularly in the 2019/20 campaign under the guidance of .

Smalling played in 37 competitive matches for the Giallorossi throughout 2019/20 and scored three goals. Meanwhile, Maksimovic played 28 times during the season and featured in the Partenopei’s victory in June.