Diawara and €16m for Manolas

Multiple sources now believe Kostas Manolas is heading to Napoli with Amadou Diawara plus €16m going to Roma.

Sky Sport Italia, Sportitalia and more all confirm midfielder Diawara has accepted a switch to Roma in part-exchange for the Greek centre-back.

However, transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà maintains the Diawara move could well happen after June 30 and technically separate from Manolas, even though the agreement has effectively been reached.

This would allow Napoli to pay the €36m release clause and boost Roma’s coffers by June 30, but then accept a discount on that with the Giallorossi returning €20m for Diawara.

Manolas is believed to have decided a contract worth €3.5m per year plus performance-related bonuses.