According to the Italian media football market, Manchester United recommended Smalling and Andreas Pereira to AC Milan this summer.
Both Smalling and Pereira were pushed into the transfer market by Manchester United this summer. In the end, the former moved to Rome permanently at a price of 15 million euros, and the latter joined the city of Rome with a loan and a buyout option of 27 million euros. Another team Lazio.
Reports from the football market claimed that Milan had the opportunity to sign Smolin and Pereira this summer. Manchester United had recommended the two players to the Rossoneri, but considering the former’s strong desire to return to Rome, The latter overlapped with Brahim Dias in position, and the Rossoneri did not take action in the end.