Transfer Boost: Serie A side ready to sell the Chelsea target for £43million


Serie A side AS Roma could be forced to sell defender Kostas Manolas this summer to aid club’s financial problems, according to reports from Calciomercato.

Manolas has been a subject to intense transfer speculations from Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Inter Milan.

Speaking last month, Manolas’ agent responded to speculation linking his client with a lucrative move to the Premier League and said: ‘There’s a lot of talk about his future,’ Loannis Evangelopoulos told FCInterNews.

So many voices, so many rumours, so many possible scenarios involving several teams. We talk about one club one day, the next it’s another.

‘They talk about Juventus, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Manchester United… every day a different team.

‘News on his Roma renewal? No. What I can say and what I want to say is that Kostas is a Roma player and there’s a contract until 2019.’

Manolas is valued at £43million and could be heading to Stamford Bridge as Antonio Conte is desperately seeking a new central defender who could take John Terry’s long-term place at the heart of Chelsea defense.