Chelsea to face bidding war for Roma defender Manolas

Chelsea to face bidding war for Roma defender Manolas

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After Chelsea failed to sign John Stones from Everton, despite taking their offer to a massive £38m. They now face another similar challenge in the pursuit of Roma defender Kostas Manolas.

Chelsea are clearly desperate to land a centre-back and it’s speculated that the London club are willing to offer a staggering £27.5m for the Greece international.

According to Italian newspaper Il Tempo, Roma are unwilling to sell Manolas, after purchasing the player in 2014 and Manolas playing well in his 37 appearances for club and country. Chelsea could face a bidding war with Roma to help persuade the Italian club to let the player leave at the end of the season.