Long linked with a move to Manchester United, rumours about Kostas Manolas leaving AS Roma seemed to have died completely.
Until now that is.
The Greek defender’s agent, Iannis Evangelopoulos, spoke to LaRoma24 on Tuesday, relayed by Calciomercato, and failed to reassure fans regarding his client’s long-term commitment to Roma.
He said: “It’s true. I can confirm there is no agreement regarding the renewal of Kostas with Roma. I don’t even think it will be reached in the coming weeks.”
Despite having a current deal keeping him with the Serie A side until 2019, a contract renewal would certainly reassure fans, especially with a lot of Premier League clubs circling.
Calciomercato claim that both Chelsea and Arsenal, two teams in need of a new centre-back, are ‘remaining attentive’ as they wait for new developments.
Down their end, Roma aren’t exactly keen on seeing one of their best players leave the club, especially with a clause stipulating they should owe 50% of any transfer fee received before the 1st of September 2016 to Olympiakos, the player’s former club.