Evangelopoulos confirms Arsenal failed with £34.6m bid

Roma knocked back a £34.6 million offer from Arsenal for Kostas Manolas last summer, according to the centre-back’s agent Ioannis Evangelopoulos.
The Gunners were heavily linked with the Greece international last summer as they looked to bolster their defensive reinforcements, but a move never materialised. Instead, Arsene Wenger brought in Rob Holding from Bolton and also splashed the cash on Shkodran Mustafi’s services.
The centre-back’s representative has now claimed the reason for the deal not going through was due to Roma’s asking price. However, he now suggests the 25-year-old could consider his options come June rather than leave the S...

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