Kostas Manolas of AS Roma is one of the centre-backs who has been linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer.
On April 15th, we covered a report from Leggo, who explained the Red Devils and Juventus are ‘ready to pay’ the Greece international’s €36m release clause to acquire his services and the Serie A outfit are ‘scared’ about the current situation in regards to their defender.
Tutto Mercato Web is the second source which claims the 20-time English champions are ‘ready to pay’ the 27-year-old’s buyout clause to sign him at the end of the season.
Milan Skriniar of Inter Milan was another target for the Premier League outfit, but United have been told it will be difficult for them to secure his services.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were ready to offer a five-year deal and a net salary of €5m per season for Skriniar and now that he has turned them down, they are offering the same personal terms to Manolas.
TMW also explains Roma have started probing the market for possible replacements for their player and Atalanta’s Gianluca Mancini, who is a worth €25m, has been identified as one of the targets.
It looks the Italian side may be resigned to losing Manolas in the summer and with Juventus also interested in him, it should be seen if Manchester United can beat the Turin club to his signing.