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Chelsea target talks about possibility of joining other giants, but Blues eager to sign

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Kostas Manolas, a player who has been wanted by Chelsea, has talked about the possibility of him playing for various top clubs including the likes of Barcelona and Manchester United.

The Roma centre-back has been a target for the Blues for quite some time. The Premier League giants are willing to pay out his £32m release clause.

The West London outfit had quite a few defensive problems in the previous season, which was one of the reasons why they failed to finish in the top four of the league.

They will not be playing in the Champions League this season. Chelsea will not want to repeat the performance that they put in the top flight of English football last time.

The 27 year old Greek international has been linked with a move away from the Serie A giants. He has suggested that he does not wish to take advantage of this loophole in his contract, so the main reason could be something else.

Roma made it to the semi-finals of the Champions League, where they were knocked out by Liverpool. They will once again be playing in Europe’s top cup competition this time, while Chelsea will not be part of it.

The Londoners will rather feature in the Europa League. Due to this, it seems that the player could be trying for something better. In the recently conducted interview he stated, “It’s only natural you want to play for the biggest clubs, like Barcelona, Manchester United, PSG and Bayern Munich.”

“I think I could make the difference anywhere I went, even at Barcelona, although I’ve never been close to a move to the Blaugrana.”

He further talked about how happy it was and why he always felt welcomed at the Stadio Olimpico. He further stated that he feels wanted at the club and how he tried to speak to Totti about his future some time ago and how he realized his importance to the club.

Author’s Take-

Though the player’s story is a really motivating for any player who loves his club, it is still not certain what he wants. Whether he wishes to stay with Roma or actually move on. He seems to be happy, though his ambitions on the other hand, seem to have no limit as well. It will be a tough choice for him to make, with some of the top clubs including Chelsea, eager to sign him at present.

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