Friday June 22 2018
Manolas-Chelsea details emerge

Chelsea will reportedly offer Roma defender Kostas Manolas a €5m salary after showing an intent to pay his €36m release clause.

Corriere dello Sport corroborates Sportitalia’s claim that Chelsea Coach-elect Maurizio Sarri regards Manolas as his ‘first choice’ to reinforce the Blues’ backline.

Furthermore, the newspaper believes their proposal of a contract worth €5m a season could tip the balance in the English club’s favour.

The Greek was close to leaving for Zenit St Petersburg last summer, but he ultimately stayed put as centre-back partner Antonio Rudiger instead made the move to Stamford Bridge.