Arsenal could secure their first signing for the summer transfer window this week, as the father of Schalke full-back Sead Kolasinac confirmed discussions are being held in the next few days.
The Bosnian international has attracted a wide-range of interest ahead of the summer window, where his services are available for free, with the likes of Manchester City, Everton, Juventus and AC Milan all being linked.
However, reports surfaced last week that indicated Kolasinac had agreed a pre-contractual agreement with Arsenal that would see the 23-year-old move to the Premier League this summer- although his father has now revealed those reports were premature.
Instead, he told ESPN that discussions between Kolasinac’s entourage and interested parties would take place this week, meaning Arsenal may still have some persuading to do.
“Sead has not signed anything with anyone. It is true that he was in touch with Arsenal, but he is not Arsenal’s player yet. This week I will meet Sead and his agent. We will sit down and finally make a decision.”
The full-back, eyed as Nacho Monreal’s successor, has options on the table from AC Milan and it’s believed the San Siro outfit are Arsenal’s biggest competitors on the market for the defender’s signature.