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Roma manager Paulo Fonseca admits he wants to sign BOTH Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to permanent deals this summer Roma want to sign on-loan pair Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan The duo still have contracts with parent clubs Man Utd and Arsenal respectively But Paulo Fonseca said he is keen to sign both players to permanent deals  

By Kieran Jackson For Mailonline

Published: 06:32 GMT, 24 February 2020 | Updated: 07:06 GMT, 24 February 2020

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Roma head coach Paulo Fonseca is keen to sign on-loan duo Chris Smalling and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to permanent deals in the summer. 

The Premier League pair joined the Serie A club on-loan last summer, with defender Smalling in particular impressing with 26 appearances in all competitions, including two goals. 

Arsenal forward Mkhitaryan was out-of-favour with previous Gunners boss Unai Emery and it is unknown whether he could feature in Mikel Arteta's plans next season - yet Fonseca wants both to stay in the Italian capital. 

Chris Smalling has impressed on-loan at Roma from Manchester United so far this season

Chris Smalling has impressed on-loan at Roma from so far this season

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has had injury problems this season but is hitting top-form right now

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has had injury problems this season but is hitting top-form right now  

SMALLING AND MKHITARYAN THIS SEASON

Chris Smalling

Apps: 26 90 mins completed: 26  Goals: 2 Yellow cards: 3 

Henrikh

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