Chelsea are close to signing €45m-rated Serie A defensive rock

Chelsea almost finished negotiations with Roma defender Kostas Manolas and preparing to make an offer in July when the transfer window opens again. Maurizio Sarri wants to strengthen the back-line, and his primary target is Greece international who had a great campaign and proved his worth one more time.

Gary Cahill decided to change the working place, David Luiz already up to 30, Andreas Christensen linked with several clubs, and they need replacement. Italian manager ready to spend big money on the footballer during the summer transfer window.

Man United, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Napoli are also keen to sign him, and there will be a contest for the player. Konstantinos joined the Giallorossi from Olympiacos in 2014 with a €14m deal. He became a real leader of the club and scored many incredible goals since joining.

In this season, Manolas played 35 matches, scored two goals and provided one assist in all competition. It is an impressive result, and he can improve his consequences with top-class partners. The Greek centre-back has contracted with the Italian club until 2022, and his release clause is around €45m.

His price could increase and become much more during this June. The 27-year-old defender is a regular member of the national team and also helped them to reach the playoff in the 2014 Mundial, but after losing in a penalty shoot-out with Costa Rica, they kicked out from the tournament.

London club will do everything to add him this summer, but it won’t be easy as Red Devils, Gunners, Los Rojiblancos, Bianconeri and Little Donkeys also planning to make a bid during the transfer window.