According to Sport Bild, Bayer Leverkusen have tabled an offer of €11 million for Sead Kolasinac who is open to taking a paycut to secure a move away from Arsenal.
The Bosnia international, 27, has been heavily linked with a return to the Bundesliga since the end of last season with former club Schalke also said to have made an approach.
If the Leverkusen’s offer proves true, it’ll represent a very decent bit of business for the Gunners in a deflated market.
Having sold Kai Havertz to Chelsea and Kevin Volland to Monaco, the German side, who’ve already committed £24 million to recruit Patrick Shick from AS Roma, is one of the few clubs in Europe with a bit of cash to spend this window.
The deal for Sead Kolasinac to Bayer Leverkusen will be completed on next 48 hours. €11m + add ons to Arsenal, confirmed.#AFC want a permanent deal also for Lucas Torreira to Atlético Madrid. Meeting tomorrow too between intermediary and Atléti. ⚪️? #AFC #Atleti https://t.co/BF9QHdbP4Q
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 29, 2020
Kolasinac arrived on a free transfer in 2017 and has featured 107 times for us, scoring 5 goals and making 15 assists.
Not much of a talker, he’s kept his head down throughout his time in London, rarely complaining about a lack of game despite falling behind Kieran Tierney, Bukayo Saka and Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the pecking order.