According to Sky Sports, both Napoli and Roma want to sign Sead Kolasinac when the transfer window opens next months.
It’s one of those ‘Sky Sports understands’ stories, which usually means some intern has read it on the timeline of a Twitter randomer.
Perhaps there’s some truth to it, but in terms of timing it doesn’t make a great deal of sense. Arsenal will be without Kieran Tierney until March after the Scottish international underwent surgery for a dislocated shoulder, while Kolasinac himself is sidelined after suffering an ankle injury against Man City.
It has led to 18 year old winger Bukayo Saka being deployed as a left-back, and it would make little sense to sell the only established player we have for that position (when he’s fit again, of course).
The 26 year old has been hit and miss since his free transfer move from Schalke in 2017, and questions over his long-term future aren’t unreasonable, but given the circumstances at the moment, we’re not convinced at all.
It’s time to break out the Poo-O-Meter: