Roma are set to submit a new bid for Chris Smalling, but they also want Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah on loan, according to reports.
Smalling enjoyed a successful season-long loan spell at the Italian club last term, where he rediscovered his best form.
The English centre-back is keen on a move back to the Serie A and Roma are stepping up their efforts to re-sign him on a permanent deal.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Roma are planning to match United’s valuation of around €20 million (£18m) for Smalling, while they are also keen on taking Fosu-Mensah on loan.
The Italian giants are also one of the clubs that want Diogo Dalot on loan, but United are said to be only interested in offloading the full-back on a permanent deal.
Fosu-Mensah started ahead of Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the Red Devils’ 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace in their season opener.
The 22-year-old graduated from United’s academy in 2016, but has struggled for game time, making just 28 appearances in total for the club.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been drawn into a difficult Champions League group as they face Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir.