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Chelsea rebuffed in bid for Roma centre-back Manolas

Chelsea's attempt to lure AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas to Stamford Bridge has been rebuffed by the Serie A club.

Italian publication Il Tempo is reporting the Blues tabled a £31million offer for 24-year-old that was duly knocked back by Roma.

It is understood the Italian outfit have no intention of selling the 24-year-old Greek international.

Manolas has appeared in 60 Serie A fixtures for Roma since joining the club from Olympiacos in the summer of 2014.

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