Agent Is In London Finalising Deal With Arsenal

By on August 22, 2014

Italian journalist Gabriele Marcotti claims that the agent of Greek defender Kostas Manolas is in London finalising a move to Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger has confirmed on more than one occasion that he wants to try and strengthen his defensive options before the end of the month following the departure of Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona.

This led to widespread reports this week have suggesting that Arsenal are close to securing a £6m deal with Olympiakos for highly-rated centre-back Kostas Manolas.

It looks like the move could be edging closer to completion as journalist Gabriele Marcotti claims that the 23-year-old’s agent, Mino Raiola, is not only in London tying up a deal for another client of his – Mario Balotelli – but he’s also taking the opportunity to finalise a deal for Manolas to Arsenal.

Marcotti told talkSPORT:

“Mario Balotelli’s agent, Mino Raiola, is currently in the UK. He is in London trying to do a deal for Kostas Manolas, presumably to Arsenal.”

It certainly seems like Manolas is the most likely defender to be signed by the end of the month and I think he’d be a great addition. He was excellent at the World Cup for Greece and would give us some real depth at the back.

Let’s hope we can tie this deal up quickly to give us time to bring in at a defensive midfielder, and if Arsene has time, how about a top class striker as well!?


  1. Musty cheener

    August 22, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Please, wenger try to make us happy as we ‘re arsenal fans, we are competed with our friends that arsenal can beat everyone this season, give them GIROUD & bring CAVANI to the emirates, CAVANI is better than GIROUD 100%.

  2. alexander jamesinho

    August 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    i will be hapy playing in arsenal fc dis has bien my prayer since ever in my life pls wenger help me and be my football agient

    • Alex

      August 22, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      Send me your detail alexander jamesinho at. selemoalex(at)rediffmaill.com

  3. Goonerbeall

    August 22, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Manolas, yes please and asap because we are in dire need of a good CB. Kos is not well but plays and that will aggravate whatever he is suffering.
    Chambers is good but should not be hurried. Another DM is needed. Coz Arteta is not able to play whole season and he lacks power or speed. Upfront we are in need a strong, fast finisher than Giroud. Without those we will suffer the same fate we suffered last year and it was no fun being a Gooner- thrashed by you know who. Can you imagine one of them being Cesc?

  4. Mohammadin.ms

    August 22, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Please we want to be proud of you, so you have to look toward you us and solve the problem we want the trophy’s please.

  5. Francis Nyende

    August 22, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Fingers crossed

  6. Haruna

    August 22, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    With flamini and arteta as our dm,i dnt think we can win any trophy dis season,wenger abeg sign anoda dm pls.

  7. Godfrey

    August 22, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    please Wenger we need a to bring a top quality atriker

  8. Godfrey

    August 22, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    please Wenger we need a top quality attacker

  9. Richie

    August 22, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Pls wenger. Richie s begging u. We cannot win anytin wt yaya sanogo and giroud. Buy a finisher like falcao or calvani

  10. deejaynorman africs

    August 22, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    we need a striker really

  11. osas

    August 22, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    It is insanity to keep doing thesame thing and expecting a different result. Wenger has been doing this and see the outcome so it is left foor him to buy a better player because as for me I haven’t seen him buying a better player this season.

  12. laitan Abd'hakim

    August 23, 2014 at 12:43 am

    The same old story, for me am tired of wenger n his called mgt board. U people think u can reap wat u didn’t sow? Neva it can’t happen, see Atheletico n super mario mandsukic dat just tel u a coach dat knw wat is doin, dey sell diego costa n got super mario d sukic I believe d result is dere 4 u Mr Wenger $ co 2 see. Uefa super cup in d kit of atletico already, pls get rid of giroud n get us beta finisher. Also giv us carlvalho bcos he is d only solution 2 our DM 4get khedira but song is not bad idea anyway.enough is 4 d wise Mr Wenger!!!!!

  13. D-money

    August 23, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Please wenger try all your possible best to land cavani, for our team because we need a fast finisher. all premier ship defender as no giroud. So no fear for them! eve there see our point man, and we need a good finishing man, that get sense and power I believe to have cavani in our team we give us a good result.

  14. mengistu assefa

    August 23, 2014 at 2:22 am

    please Wenger buy Cavani why you dont learn from Moriniho. If you love the fans bring the players to win the epl

  15. Amanzuru Mike

    August 23, 2014 at 4:08 am


  16. Kule ronald allestance

    August 23, 2014 at 5:03 am

    For any trophy this season arsenal needs a hard-powerful not injury prone tackler to stand in the middle,centre back cover,and goal poacher in the box of the enemy. If wenger cant buy a striker he shdnt sell podolski coz he is far better than giroud if given chance at front.pliz wenger do the needful

  17. Pierre

    August 23, 2014 at 5:36 am

    Wenges pls trade Giroud and Yaya 4 a better striker the are far frm our dreams,the cannot be achivers thanks.

  18. Zawadigift hango

    August 23, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Tell mr a w that no man is an island! after all the good he has done for this club he is now spoiling hell with your giroud!!!! buy cavani he is better!!!!

  19. mathew tuta

    August 23, 2014 at 7:46 am

    as a gooner am tired ad sick @ hearing an avalanche of rumours attached 2 arsenal.my nagging wory is, wen shal we land a world class striker 4get about other areas; a seasoned striker to b precise.y does weger believe giroud can deliver?i get sik wenever i c him @ de pitch.

  20. Stevinho

    August 23, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Pls am an arsenal fanz nd i would lyke 2 play witf u, am a gud player who can play in evri direction nd i would love to be in ur junior team so dat i can learn nd experince,it has bein my dream to play 4 arsenal. Pls sir wenger juxt grant me dis opportunity nd dnt neglect dis request,i can play the winger,fw nd mdf.pls sir dis is my number 09037957375.stil stevinho.

  21. emma

    August 23, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Pls wanger sign a good strike

  22. Arsen ranlex

    August 23, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Wenger please if you love fans give a 1st class stiker before transfer window close, please arsenal need a good finicher not geroud.

  23. Aliyu a chika

    August 23, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Well now we need a quality striker in arsenal

  24. Yung Bola

    August 23, 2014 at 9:38 am

    It was ian wright, bergkamp dennis, thierry daniel henry, robinhood v. persie it shuld b eddinson cavani and not one useless averagee called olivier twist or goalruined watever pls wenger abeg fans are developing hypertension. may god help us. amen

  25. Peter

    August 23, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Arsene Werner is tibaliistic he will not allow any nationals to head his attacking squad unless is a French man so don’t expect him to signing any attacker for now .i wish him good luck . I shall continue to support Asenal forever

  26. richard in spain

    August 23, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I would really really like him to sign Alex Song back again he was one of my favourites like a rock In defence top man,sure he will do a good job again what do you think?

  27. Sansi-j

    August 23, 2014 at 10:55 am

    pls wenger, give them giroud and bring in cavani. We need a good DM also..

  28. Abdul Aziz Noah

    August 23, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    please Mr wenger we are feeling pains in our heart as an asenal fans. please we want to see the arsenal we use to see before. make us proud once again, please bring in kadira and cavani for us, so that we can be a title contender %100 like the unbeatable asenal we use to have in 2004 please. in asene we trust, we know u will make us proud.

  29. charlesmila

    August 23, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    My choach, we are beleivng in your phylosophy, and we know dis time we will get it right, that is only if you do the right thing.
    The right thing is a sharp attacker that can give us goals, and not one goal in 20 chances.be proactive Mr choach, let the fans laugh for once.

  30. deabbey

    August 23, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    #Manolas #carvalho/Khedirah/Song #Cavani/Falcao and the league is ours. #COYG!

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