Arsenal are said to be interested in a move for Schalke 04’s left-back, Sead Kolasinac, who is out of contract in the summer.
A tough, no-nonsense defender, the 23-year-old is also being watched by Juventus if we believe reports and while the Germans would be able to get some sort of fee this month, they seems unwilling to allow him to leave mid-season.
Arsenal have just purchased Cohen Bramall but he’s certainly a more longer term option. Interest in a player like Kolasinac would indicate the club are looking for a replacement to come into the first team a lot sooner than Bramall would be able to manage.
The report from Italy claims Juve would not be able to match the wages Arsenal could offer him. He might also have a tougher time getting into their squad with Alex Sandro having that position locked down.
At Arsenal? There is certainly a massive crack though which he could squeeze himself into our first team.
A Bosnian international who likes a tackle (and often fouls), he can also play on the left of midfield and as a centreback, displaying the versatility Arsene Wenger insists on his players having.
Monreal signed a new deal with the club last January, taking him until 2019 while Kieran Gibbs, like so many others, is out of contract in 2018.