Chelsea are preparing a January transfer move for AS Roma defender Kostas Malonas according to reports.
The Centre back has been on the blues radar for a long time and it is reported that the the blues are ready to pull out all stops to sign the Greek international.
Some reports in Italy claim that Jose Mourinho’s side had been knocked back after a deadline day bid for the defender.
However Chelsea signed Papy Djilobodji who is yet to make a single appearance for the west London club and it is understood that Mourinho did not approve the signing of the Senegal international and is reluctant to use him.
Reports in Italy claim that Jose Mourinho’s men will make a renewed effort to sign Manolas in January and Calcio Mercato claims that a bid is being ready for the Roma defender who is seen as one of the alternatives to John Stones in the clubs pursuit for Captain John Terry’s long term replacement.
Kostas Manolas have made 37 appearances for Roma scoring one goal. Arsenal were said to be interested in the Greek international last summer but were rebuffed by the Serie A side.Follow Football News Arena on Facebook and Twitter for the latest transfer news, injury news, team news and rumours from across the major Leagues in Europe and around the World.