Manolas to Zenit “hours away”, Paredes next week

Little is left for the transfer of Kostas Manolas and Leandro Paredes to Zenit.

The Russian club, according to market guru Gianluca Di Marzio, will close for the Greek defender in the next few hours, with contracts ready to be signed. For the Argentine, meanwhile, the operation will close on Monday and Tuesday once the midfielder’s agent, Pablo Sabaag, arrives in Italy. Roma will earn €65 million from the double sale.

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