Roma expect Manolas to snub Premier League move

Despite renewed reported interest from English clubs, the club’s president says the 25-year-old center back will not be sold this summer.

Roma president James Pallotta is confident that Kostas Manolas will not leave the club, amid reported interest from the Premier League.

Manolas’ agent claimed this week that Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City had all been monitoring the center back’s future in the Italian capital.

The 25-year-old, heavily linked with Arsenal in the past, is reported to be in talks over a new deal at Roma, although no breakthrough in negotiation has yet been made.

But Pallotta says the Greece international is happy at the Stadio Olimpico and will not be sold during the transfer window.

“Why shouldn’t he stay?” he told Sky Sport Italia. “He has a contract. He’s happy here.”

Pallotta insists Roma is still active in the transfer window as the club looks to build a squad capable of challenging Juventus for the Serie A title.

“We already have a good squad and are waiting to make more good signings,” he said.

“There isn’t much to be done, we’ve got another couple of players in mind.”

The original version of this story which was published by Serie A can be viewed here.

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