FC Schalke 04 want to re-sign Sead Kolasinac from Arsenal this summer, though the cost of such a move could prove out of their reach, according to reports.
Sport Bild (via Goal) report that Schalke are thinking about bringing Kolasinac back this summer. Head coach Clemens Tonnies is keen on the Arsenal wing-back for the coming season, both in terms of the quality he’d bring to the side and also his close historical connection to Schalke.
The Bundesliga side are trying to settle their squad after a bad season and internal divisions, and they believe signing a former Schalke youth star would help with that.
Various reports suggest it won’t be easy for the club to sign Kolasinac though. Sport Bild highlight that the player has been a key starter under Unai Emery, so it won’t be easy or cheap to move him.
James Benge of Football.London reveals that Arsenal’s position on the player has changed throughout the season. At first, the suggestion coming from the club was that Kolasinac would be sold to generate funds. That changed as the campaign went on and he became more important to Emery’s style of play. Now he’s expected to stay.
Kolasinac has made 36 appearances and provided seven assists this season, and if he does end up moving on, Arsenal would need to have a replacement ready.