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Manolas completes Roma deal

Italian side Roma have completed the signing of Kostas Manolas from Olympiacos for a 13million euros transfer fee.

The Greece international has signed a five-year contract with the Serie A outfit and will replace Mehdi Benatia following the Moroccan defender's permanent move to Bayern Munich.

A statement from Roma read: "Roma announces it has signed on a permanent transfer from Olympiacos FC Konstantinos Manolas' sporting rights for 13million euros."

Manolas attracted the attention of top European clubs, including Arsenal, following a solid 2013-14 campaign with Olympiacos.

He made 25 league appearances last season and scored three goals while he also featured in seven Champions League games for the Piraeus-based club.

The 23-year-old centre-back played four games at the World Cup for Greece this summer.