The transfer plan of Kostas Manolas was born "to get 12 million pounds more" from Arsenal or Man Utd

Roma wants to remove Kostas Manolas's release clause from his contract to get more money from his suitors, according to reports in Italy.

The Greek international has been linked with a number of top European clubs, including the Premier League duo Arsenal and Manchester United, as well as the likes of Bayern Munich and Juventus in Serie A of Rome.

The clubs are queuing up in hopes of triggering Manolas's £ 31.5 million release clause, with United having been connected to the former Olympiakos man for several months.

Arsenal would also be willing to allow Manolas to connect with the other Greeks Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Konstantinos Mavropanos at Emirates Stadium.

But Corriere dello Sport claims that Rome wants to increase the release clause to about £ 43.7 million, or ideally remove it completely before the summer transfer window.

Manolas is under contract with the club until 2022, and all indications are that discussions on his agreement – led by the club's sporting director, Monchi – are going well.

The 27-year-old central defender came to the fifth season in the Italian capital and played for the club 197 times.