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£12m?! Why Man United should bite Arsenal’s hand off with bid for over-rated defender

Manchester United look set to reject a £12m approach from Arsenal to sign defender Chris Smalling in this summer’s transfer window, according to the Daily Mirror.

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The England international is bizarrely on the Gunners’ radar ahead of next season, with Arsene Wenger clearly in need of improvements at the back – but is this the guy to do it?

Smalling arrived at United from Fulham as a highly promising young player capable of filling in at centre-back or right-back, but five years on he has barely improved at all and makes complete sense as a player for the club to cash in on.

Arsenal’s desperation to bring in a defender should come as great news for United, but the Red Devils must be careful in rejecting offers for this hugely over-rated player, as their rivals surely won’t be crazy enough to pay a great deal more than £12m.

United did well to offload Danny Welbeck last summer – forget his goal against them in the FA Cup, he hasn’t done it at Arsenal – and this is another chance to raise funds to bring in far better players at the back.

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