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€40m Arsenal bid for Manolas rejected

Serie A By: Ambrose Udeme | 11/01/2017

€40m Arsenal bid for Manolas rejected

The agent of Roma defender Kostas Manolas has claimed that the Italian outfit rejected Arsenal's £35m bid for his client in the summer.

The centre-back is known to be a target for several top clubs around Italy and Europe, but there will be no January move.

"Faith in yourself is an important factor and Kostas has a lot of self-confidence. I can’t say where he wants to play, we’d have to see which clubs were interested.

"Over the summer a proposal worth circa €40m was turned down from Arsenal for Kostas. Arsenal had already shown interest before, but then Roma’s demands were superior to the intentions of the English club." Ioannis Evangelopoulos told Sport FM.

Chelsea have also been heavily linked with a bid for the 25-year-old Greece international.