Napoli almost finished talks with €45m-rated Chelsea transfer target

Little Donkeys in advanced talks with Roma defender Kostas Manolas and set to battle with Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United, Juventus, Man City and Atletico Madrid for the player. The Italian club have problems in the back-line as Kalidou Koulibaly linked with several clubs, Raul Albiol already 33-year-old, and they need replacement.

Greece international is the best option in this situation as he had an excellent campaign and proved his worth one more time. Carlo Ancelotti will do everything to sign him this July, but it will be difficult as Blues, Gunners, Red Devils, Bianconeri, Citizens and Los Rojiblancos also planning to make a bid during the transfer window.

There will be a contest for the footballer, and his price could become much more. Kostas joined the Giallorossi from Olympiacos in 2014 with a €14m deal. He became an unchanged person for the club and played many matches amazingly since joining.

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

He 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 against Costa Rica, they kicked out from the tournament. Probably the 28-year-old defender will accept the correct offer from the Italian coach. Napoli had a fantastic result in Serie A as they finished the tournament in a second place and got the Champions League ticket.