Chelsea have seen their first approach for Kostas Manolas being turned down by AS Roma, who are intent on keeping hold of the Greek defender.
With the transfer window in full swing, The Hard Tackle takes a look at five of the most highly sought-after defenders in Europe this summer.
AS Roma have reportedly told Chelsea and Manchester United to stay off Kostas Manolas's pursuit as the Greek defender is not for sale
Chelsea have been handed a major boost in pursuit of AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas, whose move to Zenit St. Petersburg has reportedly stalled.
Chelsea are reportedly confident of landing Kostas Manolas from AS Roma in the summer with a €40 million bid.
Premier League Champions Chelsea are preparing to make an huge offer for Roma's highly-rated central defender Kostas Manolas.
Chelsea are trying to bag AS Roma's Greek centre-back Kostas Manolas for £30million as scouts go over to see him in action.
AS Roma have identified Kurt Zouma as a potential summer transfer target according to reports
Inter Milan monitored Kostas Manolas and Federico Bernardeschi at Stadio Olimpico as AS Roma triumphed over Fiorentina on Tuesday, as per reports.
Roma are open to selling star defender Kostas Manolas before the end of the window, according to reports.