Chelsea planning to step up their interest in Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas.
Signing a new centre-back will be a priority for Italian manager following the departure of club’s talisman John Terry.
The Blues have enjoyed a stunning with a three-at-the-back formation. However, Antonio Conte wants to increase competition for Cahill, Azpilicuetta and David Luiz.
According to Greek broadcaster Sports FM 94.6,, Kostas Manolas is leading the wishlist of Antonio Conte alongside with Leonardo Bonucci and Kalidou Koulibaly.
And Chelsea will reportedly submit an offer to the Roma’s officials to lure Manolas at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are ready to make £42m (€48m) bid for Greek star, Sports FM 94.6 claim.
Greek international No.4 has two years remaining on his current deal with AS Roma.
Serie A giants splashed out around £11m for Kostas Manolas who has helped Italian giants to secure a place in the Champions League group stage next season after.
Meanwhile, Antonio Conte’s side are set to announce their first summer signing on July 1 and former Manchester City goalie Willy Caballero be the Mystery man.
Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and Everton striker Romelu Lukaku are also nearing with a transfer to Premier League champions.