By Max Winters For Mailonline
Published: 07:12 GMT, 22 November 2019 | Updated: 07:12 GMT, 22 November 2019
Manchester United will enquire about the availability of Roma prodigy Nicolo Zaniolo when they enter discussions with the Italian side over a move for Chris Smalling.
The England defender has been in fine form since moving to the Italian capital on loan in the summer, with his form leading Roma and a host of other Italian clubs wanting to secure him on a permanent deal.
United are planning on using the talks to their own advantage though with the Red Devils keen on a move for Zaniolo, one of the hottest young prospects in Serie A.
Manchester United will use talks with Roma over Chris Smalling to discuss Nicolo Zaniolo
It is claimed United watched the 20-year-old attacking midfielder in Italy's win over Armenia
Rome-based newspaper Il Messaggero report that Zaniolo will be the a topic of discussion during the talks between the two clubs.