- Kostas Manolas does not appear interested in a move to Chelsea.
- Chelsea thought to be prepared to pay his £32M release clause.
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Chelsea target Kostas Manolas has picked out the best teams in the world that he believes he is capable of playing for – but we’re not one of them.
We’re reluctant to take our pursuit of Manolas seriously just yet. Speculation linking us with a move for the AS Roma centre-back has come along with suggestions that Daniele Rugani could be set to switch Juventus for Chelsea.
Manolas and Rugani are two defenders with a similar profile, who are valued around the same by their respective clubs. The former may well be a contingency plan in case our pursuit of Rugani fails.
Perhaps we have to put our arrogance aside and consider that he’s currently playing for a team that just reached the semi-finals of the Champions League. We won’t even be in the competition next term.
Manolas appears to have greater ambitions than a move to SW6. He’s quoted by the Daily Star saying:
“It’s only natural you want to play for the biggest clubs, like Barcelona, Manchester United, PSG and Bayern Munich.”
“I think I could make the difference anywhere I went, even at Barcelona, although I’ve never been close to a move to the Blaugrana.”
Perhaps someone ought to show him United’s league positions since Fergie left. We’ve won two Premier League titles since that time!