Sky Sports News are reporting that Fulham defender Chris Smalling has put pen to paper on a four-year deal with Manchester United. The England under-21 international will move to Old Trafford in July.

Manchester United’s statement describes an ‘undisclosed fee’ and quotes Smalling as follows:

My time at Fulham has been great and I have learned a lot about the game from Roy Hodgson and the coaching staff. But the chance of coming to the biggest club in the world is something I just couldn’t turn down. I’m excited about working with Sir Alex and the fantastic players in the squad.

I’ve played a few times in the Europa League this year, but the thought of making the step up to the Champions League next year is great. I can’t wait.