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.


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.

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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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