According to Sky Sports in Germany, Schalke are keen on re-signing Sead Kolasinac this summer.
The Bosnian looked to be an exciting addition to Arsene Wenger’s squad when he signed as a free agent in 2017 but despite making 104 appearances, it’s probably fair to say he’s yet to convince in Arsenal colours.
This season, the 27-year-old has fallen behind Kieran Tierney in the pecking order at left-back and looked error-prone when asked to play as part of a three-man backline.
It’s said that Kolasinac would be open to a return to Gelsenkirchen where he previously enjoyed a successful six-year spell.
The main sticking point is the player’s wages. Schalke don’t want to pay more than €50,000 a week and they reckon Kolasinac is on about three times that.
In the short-term, one way around the issue could be a loan deal which the Gunners would have to part subsidise.
Given our financial situation and the fact the player is under contract for two more years, you can be sure that we’d rather find a permanent buyer but that might be easier said than done in this market.
One to keep an eye on.