Chelsea and Arsenal told to pay more for Roma defender

After two seasons in Italy in which he helped the Giallorossi to a second and third place finish, Kostas Manolas has attracted serious interest from London.

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Roma defender Kostas Manolas, Giallorossi officials have slapped a hefty price tag on the Greece international in a bid to deter potential suitors.

Roma have already rebuffed an offer from Manchester United, but now the 25-year-old has attracted the interest of Arsenal and Chelsea , who will have to pay €45 million if they are to land the defender.

Luciano Spalletti has already lost one key player in Miralem Pjanic to Serie A rivals Juventus this summer , whilst the club will do everything they can to keep hold of their star defender.

Two factors that officials of the capital club will take into consideration are the loss of Antonio Rudiger to injury, whilst the club will also have to pay a percentage of the transfer fee of Manolas – to former club Olympiacos – should he move on this summer.

Roma officials had looked to enter negotiations with the Greece international over a contract renewal, which have so far failed.

The 25-year-old has made 85 appearances for the Lupi since his arrival in 2014.

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