Roma defender namechecks Man Utd amid €44m Prem links

Date published: Wednesday 4th July 2018 12:46 - Oli Fisher

Roma defender Kostas Manolas has admitted that he would one day like to play for Manchester United.

Widespread reports both in Italy and England have suggested that Chelsea remain close to announcing Maurizio Sarri as their new boss to replace Antonio Conte, and that Manolas is a target.

The club have yet to firm up the talk, but according to SportItalia Sarri is working on transfer targets and wants Roma’s central defender and apparent Arsenal target Manolas to be his first signing.

SportItalia claimed Chelsea submitted a €44m bid for the player earlier this month, but that the player wanted time to consider the move.

However, the Greece international namechecked Chelsea’s Premier League rivals Manchester United when asked about his future.

“It’s only natural you want to play for the biggest clubs, like Barcelona, Manchester United, PSG [Paris Saint-Germain] and Bayern Munich,” Manolas told Greek outlet Sport24.

“I think I could make the difference anywhere I went, even at Barcelona. Although I have never spoken to Barcelona.”


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