Long Term Arsenal Target Agrees Personal Terms To Join Inter

Kostas Manolas celebrates after scoring against Inter Milan.

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A host of European clubs will miss out on Roma defender Kostas Manolas, as he has reportedly agreed to the personal terms with the Serie A outfit, Inter Milan. Goal reports the Roma centre-back will complete the switch at the end of this season.

However, the same report claims the transfer fee hasn’t been yet negotiated with Roma demanding a hefty €44m for the defender, but Manolas is almost there to seal a five-year contract.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all were interested in signing the Roma star, while the Gunners were reportedly leading the race when the January transfer window shut down.


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PSG, who failed to sign Manolas 2 years ago, were also chasing the Greek but they are not ready to spend the €44m Roma are asking.

Manolas’ agent confirmed last month that Roma had already rejected a £34.6million approach from Arsenal last summer but the 25-year-old is willing to leave his current club at the end of this campaign.

Roma were initially reluctant to allow the 25-year-old to leave the Stadio Olimpico in the mid-season, especially with Luciano Spalletti’s side pushing Juventus hard for this season’s Serie A title.


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But they are now looking to offload some of their players in order to balance the books for the Financial Fair Play regulations.

Manolas had been expected to finalise fresh terms with a new long-term contract at Roma but the Greek international is increasingly irritated at the lack of progress for his contract extension.

Manolas has been with Roma for the last three seasons since he completed a £11m summer move from Olympiakos. The Greek international has played almost 110 times for Roma during his stay, and his current contract with the Italian giants runs until June 2019.

 

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