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Medical sealed! Wenger sanctions €40m deal for tough-tackling CB as 2nd winter signing

Given the number of injuries sustained by some Arsenal players and the also considering the age of some of the players at Arsenal, Wenger is bound to search for reinforcement sooner or later.

Last summer, Arsenal bolstered their squad in all areas but reports have indicated that Kostas Manolas was a subject of transfer interest from Arsenal before a£35m bid was rejected by Roma.

 Manolas has been strongly linked with a switch to Arsenal for several years with Arsene Wenger reportedly keen before the defender left Olympiacos for Roma in 2014.

Evangelopoulos, Manolas agent went on to suggest that Manolas could finally be on the move this summer but with Manchester United and Barcelona reportedly keen, it’s unlikely we’ll see him coming to the Emirates.

The agent is quoted as saying by the Mirror:

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“Over the summer Roma rejected an offer of €40m (£35m) from Arsenal. The Gunners were interested but Roma’s demands were too much for the English club.

“Probably a sale in June? I cannot say for sure, but probably there will be something this summer. But in general in the world of football, it is difficult to make predictions.”

Manolas would have been a superb addition to the squad had we been able to get a deal agreed as he has all the attributes to be a world class defender and at 25, he’s now approaching his prime years.

However, but I don’t see us renewing our interest in the player this summer as we ended up signing Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia for around £35m back in August so there is little chance we’ll splash out big money on another centre-back any time soon.

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