Man United hope to sign defensive target ahead of Premier League rivals

first_img1 Roma defender Kostas Manolas is a wanted man this summer Manchester United are hoping to pip Arsenal and Chelsea to the signing of Roma defender Kostas Manolas.The Greece international is expected to leave the Italian capital this summer as he searches for a new challenge.Arsenal have reignited their interest from two years ago, while incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has reportedly spoken to the 24-year-old about joining him at Stamford Bridge.But, according to Sky Italia, Manchester United believe they can snatch Manolas away from their Premier League rivals.Representatives from the English club have sounded out the centre-back over a move and have received positive feedback from his agent.Manchester United are now preparing a formal offer in the hope any deal can be tied up before Arsenal and Chelsea make their moves.last_img read more