Kostas Manolas undergoes medical with Arsenal ahead of £8million move - reports
Published 19/08/2014 | 18:35
Greek defender Kostas Manolas is on the brink of an £8m move to Arsenal after undergoing a medical with the north London club, according to reports.
The Olympiakos centre-back is seen as a replacement for Thomas Vermaelen, who joined Barcelona for £15m last month.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed earlier this month that the Gunners were still looking to add another defender to their ranks before the transfer window closes on 1 September.
"Vermaelen behaved outstandingly last year - I am grateful for him and I wish him very well,” Wenger had said.
"If I can find another centre-back I will do it."
The 23-year-old Manolas, who has also attracted the interest of Juventus, has won 13 caps for Greece.