Manchester United will reject bids for Chris Smalling – originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United will not entertain any bids for defender Chris Smalling, according to reports from Sky Sports.
The 25-year-old defender has made 22 Premier League appearances, including 18 starts, and has made marked improvement of late under Louis van Gaal, but along with his defensive partner Phil Jones, his contract is set to expire next summer.
ESPN understands that neither Jones nor Smalling have begun talks over signing a new contract extension with the club, which has only fuelled further speculations on their futures.
Smalling, who joined United from Fulham in 2010 for an undisclosed fee, has been attracting interest from Premier League rivals Arsenal, but Sky Sports sources understand that the Old Trafford club are not looking to sell him at the moment.
Manchester United are expected to spend heavily in the summer, with Louis van Gaal will be actively looking to sign a top central defender.
Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels is thought to be one of the reported targets, although the German giants are reluctant to sell their prized asset at the moment.
Smalling has done well in recent months to secure regular first team places under Van Gaal that could prompt United to hand him a long term contract extension. Based on the report, it seems like United have no plans of selling the England international at the moment, especially to their nearest Premier League rivals.
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