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Corriere dello Sport: Bayern, Arsenal After Greece's Konstantinos Manolas

Olympiakos man could fill an apparent need with Bayern targets finding other destinations

Paul Gilham

Bayern Munich could submit an offer to Olympiakos for defender Konstantinos Manolas, according to Corriere dello Sport.

Manolas's World Cup has just come to an end, Costa Rica eliminating Greece on penalty kicks in the Round of 16. The 23-year-old was also the center of the Olympiakos defense that silenced Europa League finalists SL Benfica and went toe-to-toe with Manchester United.

The Italian link is not the first between the Bavarians and Manolas, reporting that Bayern were in on him. They have yet to have a player with Greek heritage play for them, and have never bought a player from a Greek club. Arsenal, Juventus, and Manchester United are also reported suitors for Manolas.

Many of Bayern's center back targets have so far found different destinations. AS Roma's Mehdi Benatia, who Bayern reportedly scouted for four gamescould be off to Manchester City for a fee in the neighborhood of what Paris Saint-Germain paid for Chelsea's David Luiz. SL Benfica's Ezequiel Garay completed a transfer to Zenit St. Petersburg, and while SC Freiburg have refused to sell Matthias Ginter to Borussia Dortmund, the Germany U21 star is very interested in adding yellow to his wardrobe.

A variety of sources have given him a market value between €5 and €6 million, not much more than Bayern payed for Dante two summers ago. With the World Cup concluding a week from now, reports such as this will gain steam.

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