Las Palmas defender Mauricio Lemos the favorite to replace Manolas

Il Messaggero have reported that Las Palmas defender Mauricio Lemos remains the favorite to replace Kostas Manolas should the Greek defender be sold.

Monchi has, reportedly, had his eye on the Uruguayan since last year but the price for the player has increased to roughly €20-€30 million.

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