Roma’s Greek international central defender Kostas Manolas, has been offered to Inter and Juventus by his agent Mino Raiola via intermediaries, SempreInter.com can reveal.
Raiola has via intermediaries, let both clubs know that his client would be interested if either of them were to come calling for the former AEK Athens player.
However, SempreInter.com can reveal that both clubs have not reacted in the way that Raiola had hoped, instead informing Raiola that they are currently not able to prioritize a signing of the Greek international stopper.
In Juventus case, the Bianconeri are currently busy trying to broker deals for Federico Chiesa as well as Paul Pogba and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, as well as finalize the arrival of their next coach, reportedly one of either Maurizio Sarri or Pep Guardiola.
The Nerazzurri, have on their hand, informed Raiola, that although Manolas is a player they rate highly, the Nerazzurri roster is full of world class central defenders, and one of these will have to leave before another player playing in the same position, were to arrive.
As a consequence, Inter are currently focusing on strengthening other areas of the squad, namely their central midfield and the right full-back position, with Barella and Danilo being their prime targets for each of those positions.
Both Inter and Juventus have not ruled out making a move for Manolas, who has a €35 million release fee clause in his current deal with Roma which is set to expire at the end of June 2022. But such a move isn’t on the cards until later on in the transfer window.