Kostas Manolas’ move to Zenit St Petersburg has stalled after the Roma defender failed to turn up for his medicals today.
According to Daily Express, Chelsea are keen to take advantage of the impasse by making a move for the defender.
Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli claim Chelsea are preparing to hijack Zenit’s move for the defender.
“Manolas and Zenit are negotiating over the final details but Chelsea are ready to make a last minute bid in order to overtake the Russians,” Giulianelli said as quoted on Daily Express.
“Today, Chelsea are expected to submit to Roma a last call, a last bid of €40million (£35million).”