Transfer news: Juventus in talks over deal for Roma defender Kostas Manolas after Leonardo Bonucci’s departure
Juventus have held talks with Chelsea and Manchester United target Kostas Manolas as they try to tie up a deal for the Roma defender.
The Italian champions are currently on the hunt for a new centre-back after selling Leonardo Bonucci to AC Milan.
Juve have reportedly now set their sights on Manloas, who has previously been linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester United.
Indeed, according to La Reppublica, Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta met with Roma sporting director Monchi over the weekend to try broker a deal.
Roma are said to want close to £35m for Manolas, who has already snubbed the chance to join Zenit St Petersburg this summer.
The Russian club had agreed a fee for the Greece international, but he rejected the chance to join them after talks over personal terms collapsed.

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