Manchester United and Serie A giants AS Roma are still reportedly €6m (£5.5m) apart as they struggle to come to an agreement over a deal for Smalling.
The 30-year-old Man Utd defender has joined AS Roma on loan earlier last summer and has been in stunning form for the Italian giants during the 2019-20 season, playing 28 games in all competitions.
As it stands, English centre-back is due to return to the Red Devils at the end of the current campaign, however, Roma have said on a number of occasions that they are determined to make his move permanent at Stadio Olimpico.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, The Red Devils want €23m (£21m) for the experienced English defender, however, the Serie A club have thus far only offered a loan with an obligation to buy next summer in a €17m (£15.5m) deal.
As a result, there is currently a €6m (£5.5m) difference between the two teams, meaning that the centre-back’s future is up in the air ahead of the 2020-21 season.
The ex-Fulham starlet has played 323 games for the Red Devils in all competitions, helping them to win two Premier League trophies, one FA Cup, one EFL Cup and the Europa League silverware as well.