Kostas Manolas: Arsenal offer for Roma star rejected last summer

According to the player’s agent, AS Roma rejected a hefty bid from Arsenal for Greece international Kostas Manolas last summer.

The defender has long been linked with a move to the Premier League attaining the interest of the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea.

As reported by Goal:

“The Premier League side were heavily linked with the Greece international during the close-season, but a move never materialised as they strengthened their defence with Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia instead.

Manolas’s representative has now suggested that Roma’s asking price was the main reason behind the collapse of the deal, before adding that the 25-year-old could be on the move after all come June, although he has ruled out a move to China.

“I cannot say where Kostas would like to play but it will be interesting to see which teams will come knocking for him,” Evangelopoulos told Sport FM.

“Roma refused an almost €40m offer from Arsenal for Kostas in the summer. The Gunners were really interested but Roma’s demands exceeded what they were willing to pay.”


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