Roma hatch plan to squeeze extra £12m out of Manchester United for Kostas Manolas transfer

first_imgAdvertisement Will Manolas move to the Premier League? (Picture: Soccrates/Getty Images)Roma have begun talks to remove a £31.5million release clause from Kostas Manolas’ current deal, in order to sell him at a higher price this summer, according to Italian media.The Italian giants have accepted the Greek international may move on to pastures new, with a transfer to the Premier League most likely in the summer.Manchester United are known to be in the market for a new centre-back and Manolas is among their top targets, while Arsenal have also been continuously linked with him.Juventus and Bayern Munich are among the European heavyweights keen to sign him and Roma’s director of sport Monchi is now hoping to squeeze as much money out of potential bidders as possible or to fend them off completely. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 16 Feb 2019 1:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link488Shares Advertisement Monchi is planning to squeeze more money out of Europe’s top clubs (Picture: Getty Images)Monchi hopes to either remove the release clause from Manolas’ contract completely or to insert an increased clause of around £43.7m, according to Corriere dello Sport.AdvertisementAdvertisementAside from the insertion of a new clause, talks between the 27-year-old and Roma are progressing well.He is currently tied to a deal that runs until June 2022.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Roma hatch plan to squeeze extra £12m out of Manchester United for Kostas Manolas transfer Commentlast_img