first_img Kostas Manolas joined Roma from Olympiakos two years ago Manchester United have held preliminary talks with Roma defender Kostas Manolas, claim reports in Italy.The Greece international has shone for the Italian club since he joined them from Olympiakos two years ago and is now on the radar of a number of Premier League clubs.Chelsea and Everton have also expressed an interest in the 24-year-old but United are clear front-runners in the race to sign him having reportedly met his representatives.According to Sky Italia, United are prepared to match Roma’s £30.3m asking price and a deal could be struck once incoming manager Jose Mourinho gives his final approval.Roma are reluctant to part with the highly-rated Manolas but the prospect of making a huge profit on the centre-back, having paid Olympiakos just £10m for him, is too good to turn down. 1last_img

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