Chelsea target Kostas Manolas
By talkSPORT – @talkSPORT
Friday, June 30, 2017
Roma have told Chelsea target Kostas Manolas to either join Zenit St. Petersburg or be prepared to stay where he is.
The defender is in talks with Zenit over a move to Russia after they had a £26million offer accepted.
The Greece international was due to rubber-stamp the deal on Wednesday, but a dispute over his wages has caused negotiations to stall.
Chelsea, who are long-term admirers of Manolas, have been alerted to the situation and it was reported they could make an 11th-hour bid.
But, according to Italian broadcaster Sportmediaset, the centre-back has been told by Roma that either he accepts Zenit’s offer or he stays put.
The Italian club are reportedly fed up of the player’s transfer saga and they will not allow it to drag on into July by him suddenly deciding he does not want to move to Russia.
As a result, if Manolas snubs Zenit’s offer, Roma’s board have explained he will be staying in the Italian capital for at least another season.