Date: 11th January 2017 at 10:00pm
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The agent of defender has clarified his comments about the Greek international’s future at the side. Ioannis Evangelopoulos reportedly said to a journalist that had a bid rejected by for Manolas believed to be worth €40m (£35m) in the summer.

Evangelopoulos has however told Tuttomercatoweb today (translated by Football-Italia.net) that the centre back is happy to remain at although he won’t speculate anymore on his future in Rome:

“There is a valid contract with Roma until 2019. Kostas wants to do well in a Giallorossi shirt. As for the renewal, at the moment I do not know. I can not answer that question. But I must add that the boy is happy in Rome.”

The 25 year old has been a regular for the Italian side this season, playing 21 times in all competitions as Roma sit second in the table.

Most likely Manolas was an alternative to Valencia’s before signed the German international for £35million last summer. The one year contract extension that looks set to be given to Per Mertesacker would suggest Arsenal won’t be looking for another defender any time soon, unless they decide to offload Paulista.