Fenerbahce are interested in Sead Kolasinac and reportedly in talks for the player, but there’s no agreement and club sources deny negotiations are underway.
Meanwhile, TheAFCBell suggest there may not be any ongoing negotiations at all. Fenerbahce board member Selahattin Baki reportedly tells them Kolasinac is highly admired and a target, but no negotiations are underway just yet.
The same source also claims that talk of an agreement between Fenerbahce and Kolasinac over personal terms is premature.
Turkey-based reporter Yagiz Sabuncuoglu had broken the news on Friday night that Fenerbahce were close to adding Kolasinac to their squad for the coming season, with the ‘procedures’ complete ahead of the move.
Chris Wheatley added that Arsenal and Fenerbahce had been in talks, with personal terms agreed between the player and his potential new club. It’s very possible Baki is only publicly denying these reports to avoid a backlash if the deal doesn’t go through.
If it does happen, the expectation is that Arsenal will receive a fee, but not a large one. The main boost is getting Kolasinac’s wages off the books.
Arsenal are well covered at left-back following the arrival of Nuno Tavares. Kieran Tierney is the clear first choice for Mikel Arteta, but Tavares is impressing in his cameo appearances and can fill in for Tierney whenever the Scotland international is unavailable.