Manchester United tracking Greek defender with £30.5million release clause for summer move

Kostas Manolas

Kostas Manolas

AS Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas is on Manchester United’s radar, according to the Mirror.

The Greek isn’t the only defender on the sights of the Red Devils with Kalidou Koulibaly, Eder Militao and Toby Alderweireld also targets (h/t Mirror).

The 27-year-old has been a regular for the Roman side and has a couple of goals for the Serie A side this season.

The report adds that the centre-back could be available for £30.5million in the summer due to clause in his contract.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done a wonderful job since taking over as United manager. The Norwegian has five wins from five games but isn’t certain of fresh faces in the winter window (h/t Mirror).

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Paul Pogba

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Paul Pogba

Manolas has spoken about United earlier in the season as he named our team as one of the biggest clubs, and claimed he could make a difference anywhere he went (h/t Mirror):

“It’s only natural you want to play for the biggest clubs, like Barcelona, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich.

“I think I could make the difference anywhere I went, even at Barcelona – although I have never spoken to them.”

The Greek would be a quality addition to the United side and should shore up our leaky defence. United have to invest in the side not only in January but in the summer too as we look to get back into the top four this season.

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We sit six points behind Chelsea in the race for the fourth spot, and with the team playing well under Solskjaer, we could salvage this season with a string of good results.