Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is the major target for Newcastle manager

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is the major target for Newcastle manager

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is the major target for Newcastle manager

The Newcastle manager Steve Bruce targeted the Manchester United defender Chris Smalling in the coming transfer window.

Newcastle are targeting Manchester United defender Chris Smalling as Steve Bruce looks to strengthen his backline. Smalling leads Bruce's wanted list this transfer window, having enjoyed a successful spell on loan at Roma last season, where he played 37 times to help them to a fifth-placed finish in Serie A.

The 30-year-old has two years left on contract at Old Trafford and is available for transfer. 

Smalling has two years left on his contract at Old Trafford and is available for transfer. Bruce wants to 'buy British' this summer and former England international Smalling clearly fits the profile, although the collapse of the proposed Saudi-led takeover means his transfer funds may be limited. Smalling spent last season on loan at Roma

Smalling's last appearance for United came in the 2-0 home defeat to Cardiff on the final day of the 2018/19 season.

In a similar report Jadon Sancho could push for Man United move. Manchester United themselves are also keen to strengthen their squad over the summer.

Sancho could push for a move to Old Trafford, if Borussia Dortmund receive an offer from the Premier League club.Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho may push for a move to United. 

They are not giving up on trying to sign the England winger, despite the fact they missed the Monday deadline Borussia Dortmund set for the deal to be done.
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