Date set for Manchester United to clinch brilliant transfer as Red Devils ready to pay release clause

Manchester United are reportedly interested in the transfer of Roma defender Kostas Manolas and are ready to pay his £32million release clause which comes into effect in the summer transfer window.

The Greece international is one of Europe’s top centre-backs and seems an ideal addition to this United squad after their difficult first half of the season.

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While results have improved under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the defence he’s inherited from Jose Mourinho looks far from good enough for the long run.

It remains to be seen if United will make Manolas a priority, but Gazzetta dello Sport, as translated by the Metro, claim he will cost clubs just £32m in the summer.

Of course, the Red Devils could really do with someone now, so while Manolas looks a bargain at that price, they may have to focus on an alternative to the 27-year-old for now.

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Kostas Manolas in action for Roma

The Sun have also linked Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic with MUFC, so that may be a more realistic signing in the near future.

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