Gunners in the hunt for Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas and planning to make a bid in July when the transfer window opens again. Unai Emery wants to improve the defence, and his primary target is Greece international who had an impressive season and proved his worth one more time.
Laurent Koscielny already 33-year-old, Shkodran Mustafi linked with several clubs, Rob Holding has a severe injury, and they need replacement. Spanish coach set to spend considerable money on the player during the summer transfer window.
Juventus, Man City, Man United, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are also keen to sign him, and there will be a battle for the footballer. Manolas joined the Italian club from Olympiacos in 2014 with a €14m deal. He is one of the best centre-backs in Serie A and unchanged figure for the club.
In this campaign, Konstantinos played 35 matches, scored two goals and made one assist in all tournament. It is an excellent result, and he can do much more with top-class teammates. The 28-year-old defender has contracted with the Giallorossi until 2022, and his release clause is nearly €45m.
He regularly plays in the national team and also helped them to reach the playoff in the 2014 World Cup, but after losing in a penalty shoot-out with Costa Rica, they kicked out from the competition. Probably Greek centre-back will accept the correct offer from the Spanish manager.
Arsenal will do everything to sign him this summer, but it won’t be easy as Bianconeri, Citizens, Red Devils, Blues and Los Rojiblancos also preparing to make an offer during the transfer window.