Mourinho jokes about Chris Smalling's passing ability

Newcastle United have registered their interest in signing Chris Smalling as the Manchester United defender's future at the club looks increasingly bleak.

According to the Daily Star, West Ham are readying a £10million move for the England centre-back, who is believed to not be part of Jose Mourinho's plans for next season.

Smalling did though start the Europa League final win over Ajax, but while discussing his tactics for the Stockholm final win Mourinho was far from complimentary about Smalling.

Mourinho has decided Smalling is not good enough and will sell him to the highest bidder, with West Brom and Everton also showing interest.Smalling joined United from Fulham in 2010 and has gone on to make nearly 250 appearances.

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"We're Manchester United, we're going to attract the best players and the biggest players", Jones said.

But it wasn't long ago Smalling was one of United's most important players, occasionally wearing the captain's armband under Louis van Gaal and making a whopping 55 appearances across all competitions during 2015/16.

The Independent report that their information is that as well as Newcastle's interest in Chris Smalling, both West Ham and Everton are also considering bids.

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