Manchester United working to seal transfer of star looking likely to quit Serie A giants

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Manchester United are reportedly ‘pressing’ for the transfer of Roma defender Kostas Manolas ahead of his likely departure from the Serie A giants this summer.

According to Calciomercato, a number of Roma players could be leaving the Stadio Olimpico at the end of the season if they miss out on qualification for the Champions League.

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The Italian outlet quotes manager Claudio Ranieri as suggesting this would be a likely outcome for the club, and the report goes on to state Manolas is a target for Man Utd.

They claim he has a release clause worth around £30million, which makes him surely an ideal target for the Red Devils to strengthen an important position on the cheap.

The Greece international would surely be a major upgrade on the likes of Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo at Old Trafford.

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Kostas Manolas in action for Roma

Having shown himself to be a solid and consistent performer in Serie A, Manolas seems like a player who could shine in the Premier League and at an elite European super-club.

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