Date:27th September 2017 at 8:00pm
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Arsenal may take a second look at Roma defender Kostas Manolas now his release clause has been reduced to £26million, according to TalkSport.

The Gunners opted against signing the Greek international in order to buy Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia in 2016, but the German has been linked with a move away from the Emirates after Inter Milan tried to sign the centre back on loan last month.

Since then, the 25 year old has put in some solid displays but the possibility of signing Manolas at a relatively low price may tempt manager Arsene Wenger, who will need to replace the retiring Per Mertesacker next summer.

The Italian newspaper the Corriere Dello Sport report that Manolas has decided to extend his contract until 2022 after being close to signing for Zenit St Petersburg back in June.

A transfer fee between Roma and the Russian club had been agreed, but Manolas failed to turn up for a medical and agree personal terms after a dispute over whether he would be paid in Euros or Roubles.


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