According to the Italian media Sportitalia, Conte likes Smalling very much. If Roma cannot sign him, Inter Milan will take action.
Last season, the 30-year-old Smalling played for Rome on loan, representing the Red Wolves in 37 appearances in all competitions, scoring 3 goals and sending 2 assists, and also played solidly on the defensive end. But after the lease ended, Roma failed to buy out the England centre-back, and he returned to Manchester United this summer.
But Roma has been trying to bring Smalling back to Serie A, especially Roma coach Fonseca, who has repeatedly expressed his love for Smalling. However, the Roma and Manchester United clubs have not yet reached any agreement.
Sportitalia claimed that Inter coach Conte likes Smalling very much, and if Roma cannot sign the England centre-back, Inter Milan will take action.
Ming Kee Schila also said that Inter Milan is observing the situation, the relationship between Inter Milan and Manchester United clubs is very good, and Conte likes Smalling very much.