According to the "Republic" report, Rome does not have a plan B in terms of defensive signings, and they will focus on introducing Smalling.
Rome will make every effort to introduce Smalling in the last period of time, and they have no other options. Now Roma still has not reached a final agreement with Manchester United, but Roma seniors are still trying to meet Manchester United's requirements.
Candidates such as Verisimo and Izzo did not convince the senior leaders of Rome, and Rome also decided to focus on Smalling's transfer. Rome Chairman Friedkin is personally following the progress of the negotiations and has approved Rome to introduce Smalling.
According to the latest news, Rome has made progress in the negotiations with Smalling. They are close to introducing Smalling in the form of rent-and-buy, with a mandatory buyout fee of approximately 15 million euros.