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Roma are reportedly ready to offer Konstantinos Manolas a brand new contract to ward of possible renewed interest from Arsenal and Chelsea.

The 26-year-old Greek central defender now has less than two seasons on his present deal and has been heavily linked with a transfer to the Premier League since the summer of 2016.

The Serie A side Roma who are determined not to seem him leave anytime presently are, as reported by La Gazzetta Dello Sport, ready to start talks to deter his suitors.

Monchi, the club’s sporting director, will head the negotiations with the Naxos-born footballer who joined Greek powerhouse Olympiacos in August 2014.

Frequently this season, Manolas has played in all, however, one of Roma’s opening six league games. However, this could have been so complex in the summer.

Manolas appeared on the verge of a transfer to Zenit Saint Petersburg, with a medical scheduled, however at the last moment, he pulled the plug.

Manolas wanted his salary to be paid in euros and not in rubles. Even though his wage would be the same, the Greek defender argued any possible failure of the ruble would see his pay decrease.

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