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Arsenal set to secure deal to sign Bundesliga star – report
According to Goal, Arsenal are expected to win the race to sign Sead Kolasinac from Schalke on a free transfer this summer.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding Arsene Wenger’s future at the club, the boss is continuing to make plans for next season and is already working on new additions for the summer window.
A new left-back is on the agenda as Kieran Gibbs is expected to find a new club if a suitable offer comes in as he’s approaching the final year of his deal and has struggled to hold down a regular place in recent years.
Kolasinac has emerged as a viable target with Arsenal scouts watching him on several occasions this season and they’ve been suitably impressed by what they’ve seen with the 23-year-old proving to be a key player for Schalke.
However, the Bosnian international is set to walk away from the Veltins-Arena at the end of the season as his contract expires in June and he’s refused to sign an extension.
Goal claim that despite interest from Chelsea and Juventus, Arsenal are expected to win the race for his signature after holding lengthy negotiations with the full-backs representatives.
Kolasinac is considered as one of the best left-backs in the Bundesliga but he’s also capable of playing in midfield or at centre-back and the report says his versatility is one of the key reasons why Wenger wants to bring him to the Emirates.
He’d be an excellent signing if we do end up snapping him up on a free transfer as not only would he provide stiff competition for Nacho Monreal but he’d be able to play in a variety of position if needed.
Let’s see how things develop but even if Wenger doesn’t end up staying at the club, I’m sure any manager who replaces him would love to have a player like Kolasinac at his disposal next season.