"The Blues are believed to have made a new move for the Roma centre-back as incoming boss Antonio Conte looks to revamp Blues’ backline ahead of next season. Blues had a £26million bid rejected by Roma in March and were told to stump up £35million if they were serious.
And they are back in for the the Greece international, meaning Terry could slip futher down the Stamford Bridge pecking order, having already had to accept a £100,000-a-week pay cut. Terry will earn £50,000 each week plus bonuses when he plays, but both Gary Cahill and Kurt Zouma will be in line to start ahead of him come August — plus the likes of Bonucci and Manolas if Conte gets his way.
However, Roma are increasingly reluctant to sell Manolas with Blues already in advanced talks to seal a deal for midfield team-mate Radja Nainggolan, with Conte having watched the duo closely on scouting missions in his current role as Italy boss.
Leonardo Bonucci is another centre-back that Conte wants and is the former Juve boss’ first-choice target. But the Italian is assessing his options with Bonucci happy at Juventus, where he has four years remaining on his current deal with the Italian champions.
If Manolas can be persuaded to leave the Italian capital, he could be at the centre of a bidding war with Blues’ rivals Arsenal. The 24-year-old has been watched by Gunners scouts as Arsene Wenger looks to sure up a leaky defence that effectively cost them a title tilt this season.
He would fit the bill perfectly as a no-nonsense centre-back that has the pace the Gunners’ backline has desperately lacked. However, Manolas has intimated that he expected to stay at Roma, who finished third in Serie A and 10 points behind Juve.
Manolas recently said: 'At one point we were fifth, but then we went on a run. We’ve picked up a lot of wins in the League, and only one defeat, against Juve. It was a good recovery, but we have to do well from the start next season'.
Terry ended a four-month stand-off on Wednesday by agreeing a one-year deal to stay at Stamford Bridge But the fact he has accepted a mammoth pay cut indicates he will not be relied upon by Conte", was the article about the 25-year-old international.