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Guardiola fails in €45m Man City bid for formidable Arsenal target

As the Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern wait with baited breath to see whether or not John Stones arrives in Pep Guardiola’s revolution, there’s been further news for them to sink their teeth into. 

With the Sky Blues lacking any sort of defensive stability in the prolonged absence of Vincent Kompany, their new Spanish coach is understood to have cast his eyes over another formidable stopper.

However, despite the lavish funds on offer at the Etihad Stadium, the former Bayern Munich boss has failed.

According to Emanuele Giulianelli, the Citizens have seen a huge €45m offer for Roma defender Kostas Manolas snubbed by those in the Italian capital.

The Greek international has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal, as well as Chelsea, though is thought to be likely to stay at the Stadio Olimpico.

I Giallorossi are understood to have to pay his former club Olympiakos 30% of any fee they receive for the 25-year old this summer, making a deal unlikely.

How many defenders do Man City need? Is Stones really worth £50m?! Let us know below…


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