Il Tempo journalist Alessandro Austini has reported that Roma and Kostas Manolas are close to a contract renewal.
As of yesterday, Manolas and Roma are closer to signing an improved contract for the Greek. The agent of the player, Yannis Evangeloupolos, was at Trigoria and met with sporting director Walter Sabatini, who is still waiting for clarification on the operation from Pallotta, to continue talks to extend the contract. Manolas currently earns €1.5 million (net) per season and is set to receive a contract that could perhaps triple his wages, but what is more likely is the sides will find a compromise for around €3 million (net). After being approached in the summer by Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United, Manolas is ready to extend his relationship with Roma for a further two years. The negotiation is still at an early stage and some details are still being discussed such as the possibility of a release clause being inserted into his contract.
Evangeloupolos and Sabatini will reconvene soon for another appointment regarding the renewal, but in the meantime, it’s possible that Roma will first announce the renewal of Radja Nainggolan. The Belgian’s contract will still expire in June 2020, however, he will see his wages rise from €3 million (net) to nearly €5 million (net).