Sead Kolasinac is closing in on an Arsenal exit to Fenerbahce, with personal terms agreed on a permanent deal for the left-back.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal gestures during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Watford FC at Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Rui Vieira/Pool via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal gestures during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Watford FC at Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Rui Vieira/Pool via Getty Images)

Turkey-based reporter Yagiz Sabuncuoglu broke the news on Friday night that Fenerbahce were close to adding Sead Kolasinac to their squad for the coming season, with the ‘procedures’ complete ahead of the move.

Chris Wheatley then picked up the story, adding that Arsenal and Fenerbahce had been in talks, with personal terms agreed between the player and his potential new club.

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. Given he joined as a free agent in the first place, he was on inflated wages from the beginning.

Wheatley adds on Football.London that Kolasinac is now close to signing for his new club, preparing to join up with Mesut Özil.

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.

Reports from earlier this week suggested Kolasinac was in the final stages of negotiating a deal with Fenerbahce, with Özil helping to convince the defender to join. It looks like it’s now just a matter of time.

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