Paper Talk: Man Utd in contact for £32.4m Greece star; Liverpool exits

Manchester United are willing to meet the exit clause in the contract of a Roma star, while Liverpool could start January by allowing two players to move on, according to Monday’s newspapers.



Manchester United have been in contact with Roma about a possible January deal for defender Kostas Manolas.

That’s according to Tuttomercatoweb, via the Daily Express, who claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has settled on the Greece centre-half as the answer to their defensive shortcomings.

United have improved significantly under the Norwegian, but he admitted on Sunday he remains unhappy with their inability to keep a clean sheet, with the club shipping goals in all three of his matches in charge so far.

And with the transfer window due to open in less than 24 hours, it’s claimed United have told Roma they intend to meet the €36million (£32.4m) exit clause in his contract.

The 27-year-old has earned himself a reputation as one of Serie A’s most realible defenders and is seen as a cheaper, more obtainable option than Toby Alderweireld, Kalidou Koulibaly and Eder Militao, who have also been linked with United.

Roma are keen to retain Manolas’ services, but will be powerless to act if United meet his exit clause and the defender wishes to make the move.


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