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Roma Tell Arsenal Exactly How Much They Want For Kostas Manolas [Report]

While Arsenal’s hunt for a goalscorer goes on, they are also chasing a new signing at centre-back. Kostas Manolas, one of the club’s reported targets, has been hit with a sizeable price tag.

Roma, with a backline decimated by injuries, are very reluctant to let the Greek defender go – that’s according to Goal.

They claim that the Italian side are holding out for a €45 million fee for their much-sought-after star.

The report adds:

“Goal understands that a clause exists in Manolas’ contract which means Roma will come to owe 50% of his future transfer fee to (Manolas’ former club) Olympiacos, although that clause in question is negotiable and the Greek champions are likely to be forced to settle for a much lower figure.”

While the £37 million fee is well within the wheelhouse of Arsenal’s spending power, if they have to cough up something in the region of £80 million for Gonzalo Higuain, it may prove that bit too much.

If the Gunners did bring the 24-year-old to The Emirates, they would instantly become a far more impressive prospect for the upcoming season.  Petr Cech’s superb campaign last term papered over the cracks of their often shaky backline.

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