ANTONIO CONTE has been dealt a big blow in his quest to convey Kostas Manolas to Chelsea.
The Greek centre-back has been a long-term goal for the Blues, however is reportedly shut to signing a new three-year deal with Roma.
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the 26-year-old will put pen to paper to lengthen his keep at Stadio Olimpico.
He tweeted: “Kostas Manolas will lengthen his contract with AS
#Roma quickly for three years extra. Agreement reached.”
It is assumed that the previous Olympiacos defender can have a buy-out clause in the area of Â£32.5million.
Manolas joined Roma from the Greek giants in 2014, and is tied down atÂ Eusebio Di Francesco’s aspect till 2019.
Sky Sport Italia declare that the discharge clause would handiest be legitimate for golf equipment outdoor of Italy.
Manolas has featured 12 occasions for theÂ GiallorossiÂ this time period, netting two times in the top-flight as Roma take a seat fourth in the desk.
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Chelsea don’t seem to be the one aspect to be monitoring Manolas, as a number of European membership’s vie for his signature.
Arsenal have been believed to have held an passion in the centre-half previous this yr, with his agent revealing the Gunners presented a reported Â£35m.
While Juventus failed in their makes an attempt to entice Manolas to Turin in the summer season transfer window.
Chelsea might be available on the market for a new central-defender with stories linking David Luiz to La Liga aspect Real Madrid in January.