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Arsenal set to miss out on Greek defender Kostas Manolas

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Arsenal look set to miss out on Kostas Manolas from Olympiakos, after it was revealed that Serie A side Roma are on the verge of signing him.

The 23-year-old Greek international was one of his team’s star performers in Brazil as Greece reached the last-16, where they were knocked out on penalties by Joel Campbell’s Costa Rica side.

Manolas was rumoured to arrive at Arsenal as cover for first choice pairing Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny but his representative told Gooner Talk last week that talk of a medical was ‘false’.

Italian giants Roma had an £11.9m bid accepted for Manolas earlier this afternoon, with head coach Rudi Garcia securing his signature by assuring the Naxos-born youngster that he’ll be a regular fixture in their starting XI.

A transfer is likely to be officially completed in the coming days when defender Mehdi Benatia makes his well-awaited move to Bayern Munich.

Meanwhile, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is expected to continue his pursuit of versatile Sporting Lisbon starlet William Carvalho this week.

Highly-rated Portuguese international Carvalho is a defensive midfielder who can also play at centre back and Sporting are likely to accept an offer in the region of £24million plus an Arsenal player on loan.

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Dixon Chisanga
Dixon Chisanga
7 years ago

Why is Arsenal so quick in selling players, but very slow in getting replacements. This attitude must change if Arsenal wants to win the league.

hugo
hugo
7 years ago

Wenger is not active in the transfer market…he will price every player & end up not buying any! Making the players we have to suffer in each game! Other clubs are strengthening their teams but he is just roving!

MS Ahmed
7 years ago

He is planning to get Alex Song back to the club. Child from another wife.

Lee
Lee
7 years ago

Way I see it is as caravlho can play CB aswell as DCM. It looks like the deal for caravlho is quite far down the line now and arsene has backed out of the manolos deal due to not wanting to spend 12 mil on a 4 th choice CB. Invest it on a top CF would be the better option

Olaitan
Olaitan
7 years ago

Wenger is a cunny fox he is not interested in all these, remember his tactical statement;.. ‘ we just don’t want to buy but someone better than what we have…we cannot pay overboard…we are not afraid to spend big…we ‘ve bought the player we want…we will be very active in the market…Diaby is like a new signing..we don’t have an emergency case…every club want player in the same position…etc.Gervinho was sold hurriedly and Diaby is nutured to collect over 60.000 weekly for sleeping on doctors bed. I hope wenger is not planning to turn AFC to AJAX.

Neal
Neal
7 years ago

Well done. Only three hours after his agent said there was no interest from Roma. Keep up.

TheMightyArsenal
TheMightyArsenal
7 years ago

@Neal: it’s already been confirmed neal, you should apologise. you look sill now.

kostas
kostas
7 years ago

its final. Olympiacos accept the offer of 15.5 milions euro from Roma for Kostas Manolas.
The deal is closed.

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franc ole
franc ole
7 years ago

Just another arrogant full. No further comments.

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