Chase back on as Bundesliga side reignite interest in Arsenal man

Date published: Thursday 12th November 2020 6:09 - Samuel Bannister

Bayer Leverkusen could revive their interest in Arsenal full-back Sead Kolasinac in January, according to reports in Germany.

Kolasinac was a target for the Bundesliga side in the summer after he slipped down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium. His fortunes have not improved since.

The Bosnia-Herzegovina international has played in just one Premier League game so far this season. He has seen more action in the Europa League and Carabao Cup.

His reduction in gametime under Mikel Arteta could pave the way for him to leave – and after showing an interest in the last transfer window, Leverkusen could come calling again.


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According to Sport Bild, the German club could make a fresh bid in January. It is believed they had an offer worth around £9m turned down in the summer.

They will likely start negotiations from a similar point, with Kolasinac’s value set to decrease over the coming months. His contract expires in 2022.

Therefore, Arsenal are running out of time to sell him if they do not have a place for him in their plans. Indeed, the report says both club and player are open to the possibility of him leaving.

Before joining Arsenal in 2017, Kolasinac previously spent his whole club career in Germany, after coming through the youth ranks at Schalke.

Arsenal chase Bundesliga centre-back

It could be a case of one defender in, one defender out at the Emirates Stadium in January – with both transfers relating to the Bundesliga as well.

Sport Bild have also recently reported that Arsenal are one of a number of clubs to show an interest in Ibrahima Konate.

The French defender plies his trade with RB Leipzig, and has established himself alongside compatriot Dayot Upamecano.

According to the German source, Arsenal have now added their name to the list of potential suitors for the 21-year-old.

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