Serie A Giants Could Be Forced to Sell Chelsea Long-term Target In The Summer

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Serie A giants Roma could be forced to sell Greek international defender Kostas Manolas in the summer, amid Chelsea transfer speculations.

According to the Italian media outlet Calciomercato reports, the 25-year-old defender could be sold at the end of the current campaign to help the Serie A clubs with the financial problems.

The Greek star has emerged as a top transfer target for hosts of Premier League clubs, and Antonio Conte has identified him as a perfect replacement for John Terry who is expected to leave the club at the end of the 2016/17 season.

Earlier last month Arsenal were said to have agreed to personal terms with 25-year-old defender ahead of a possible move in the summer.

Speaking last month, the players’ agent responded to speculation linking his client with a summer move to the Premier League.

‘There’s a lot of talk about his future,’ Loannis Evangelopoulos told FCInterNews.

‘So many voices, so many rumours, so many possible scenarios involving several teams. We talk about one club one day, the next it’s another.

‘They talk about Juventus, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Manchester United… every day a different team.

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‘News on his Roma renewal? No. What I can say and what I want to say is that Kostas is a Roma player and there’s a contract until 2019.’

Greek international defender who has made over 100 appearances for Roma is believed to be valued around £43million by the Italian giants.