Arsenal could resurrect their interest in Kostas Manolas, with the Greek defender set to leave Roma.

  • Manolas looks set to leave Roma this summer
  • His move to Zenit St. Petersburg has stalled over personal terms
  • Arsenal tried to sign him last summer

The centre-back was on the verge of joining Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg for £30.7m, but the move has been held up due to a disagreement over personal terms. This could offer Arsenal the chance to hijack the deal.

Arsenal have a long-standing interest in Manolas and tried to sign him last summer. Roma priced them out of a move and so they signed Shkodran Mustafi instead. But according to the Daily Star, Arsenal could be keen to make an approach.

Manolas has been one of the best defenders in Italy during the last three seasons and would bolster Arsenal’s defensive options, especially if they plan on playing with a back three next season.

They could, however, face competition from Chelsea, who are also keen to strengthen their defence after losing John Terry.