Date: 26th January 2010 at 11:45am
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Sky Sports understands that Manchester United have made a successful bid for Fulham defender Chris Smalling. The 20-year-old is regarded as a huge talent and has made his first Premier League start at Stamford Bridge this season.

There is not a word about how much United will pay for the defender, the only thing the report says that Fulham accepted the bid. I do not know if it’s true, after all, Fergie reiterated time and again that he would not sign a defender for cover – though of course Smalling would be more like a future investment than an immediate solution for our defensive crisis which is easing anyway.

So, I don’t know what to think, I’m waiting for official confirmation before really getting into this. One thing though: I would be glad if it were true because he’s a fine young centre-back for sure. We’ll see.