Arsenal favourites to sign Sead Kolasinac, but face challenges from Manchester City

Bosnian international Sead Kolasinac is attracting attentions from top European clubs, but Arsenal should be able to seal the deal.


Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac is expected to decide his future as he has received several offers from numerous top European clubs, notably AC Milan and Premier League duo Arsenal FC and Manchester City.

Kolasinac has been very impressive in all of his 39 games this season in all competitions that he has featured in, the player has now emerged as a top target for the summer transfer window.

The Bosnian player will be out of contract soon in the summer, thus allowing all the clubs to approach him in order to secure his services.

The Gunners who have been chasing the Schalke defender for a while now have decided to offer the player 119,000 per week to get the deal done.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is determined to strengthen up his squad for next season, after another disappointing season. The Gunners may have qualified for the FA Cup finale but were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League in disastrous manner by Bayern Munich and are also struggling in Premier League as they remain in an uphill battle to secure European football next season.

Reports so far suggested that the player already made up his mind and will be joining the North London club very soon. But Bild have claimed that the player will decide within the next few days whether he will join Arsenal or sign for Manchester City instead.

The Citizens have reportedly matched Arsenal’s 7 million pre-contract offer for the Bosnian defender and are willing to offer a total of 140,000 per week to the player.

With Gael Clichy’s Manchester City contract coming to an end it is of no surprise that Pep Guardiola wants a new left back for his side and Kolasinac seems to be his ideal man.

Kolasinac has proved to be very effective in the final third and is versatile on the left flank. He also has three goals and nine assists to his name this term.

The fight for the left back maybe between two of the Premier League heavyweights but Serie A side AC Milan also remain in the mix and would look to secure the player as soon as the transfer window reopens.