Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are gathered around the bar listening to our landlord, who has the latest news on a potential transfer deal involving Schalke’s Sead Kolasinac.
Earlier this week, The Daily Mail reported that Arsenal believe they’ve won the race to sign the Bosnian international on a free transfer, with his Veltins Arena contract due to expire at the end of the season.
That created quite the buzz amongst Gunners patrons in the Tavern, especially amid claims the defender will sign a four-year contract and replace Nacho Monreal as Arsene Wenger’s first-choice left-back.
But according to journalist Charles Watt, the Arsenal writer for Football London, none other than Wenger himself has poured cold water on the recent rumours, by insisting no deal regarding Kolasinac has been concluded as of yet.
Wenger on Kolasinac: "We can deny that story at the moment. Nothing has been concluded."
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) April 20, 2017
That’s left the Tavern’s Arsenal drinkers mightily concerned, because Everton and Manchester City have also reportedly made contract offers to the 23-year-old – who has operated as a left-back, a centre-half and a left midfielder this season.
Indeed, Wenger’s latest comments seem to suggest Everton and City still have a chance of signing Kolasiniac ahead of Arsenal. Fans of both clubs in the Tavern are keen to see a new left-back arrive this summer, with Pep Guardiola’s options underwhelming and Leighton Baines now 32.
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