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Arsenal agree initial terms with Roma star Kostas Manolas ahead of summer switch

Arsenal have agreed personal terms with Roma defender Kostas Manolas ahead of a summer switch.

The Italian giants are allowing the Greece international to leave the Stadio Olimpico at the end of the season in a transfer believed to be in the region of £47million, according to whoscored.com.

Manolas’ current deal with Roma is due to expire in the summer of 2019 and was expected to sign a contract extension earlier on in the season.

Talks have took a big turn, with the club ready to get as much money as possible for the 25-year-old and Arsenal are now the frontrunners to sign him.

The centre-back has been angered by Roma’s delay in offering him a new deal, suggest reports in Italy.

According to speculation in the Italian capital, Roma need to sell a player this transfer window to obey the Financial Fair Play rules.

Manolas and Leandro Paredes, who has been linked with Liverpool, are the two main players who Roma are willing to sell in the summer transfer window.

By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)

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