Inter Milan have been heavily linked with a move for Hector Bellerin (read more), but a latest report has revealed that Arsenal have offered Sead Kolasinac to the Italian champions as well.
The Gunners are prepared to offload the Spaniard this summer and Inter are reportedly keen. The Italian champions want to replace Achraf Hakimi and Bellerin is viewed as a very good option.
Negotiations with Arsenal aren’t easy at the moment and the move seems to have stalled. However, the Gunners now want to bring Inter back to the table – not for Bellerin, but for fellow full-back Kolasinac.
Arsenal have offered Sead Kolasinac to Inter Milan
FC Inter News claim today that the Nerazzurri have been offered the chance to sign the Bosnian this summer. Kolasinac spent the second half of last season on loan at Schalke, and as much as the Royal Blues would love him back, they cannot afford him.
The defender has no place at the Emirates either. Kieran Tierney is our undisputed first-choice left-back, while Nuno Tavares has been brought in to provide cover for the Scotsman. Kolasinac has to leave this summer and a move to Inter would be massive for him.
However, the Italian giants are focusing on keeping hold of Ivan Perisic at the club. If the Croatian agrees to stay, they will no longer need a left-sided player, and Arsenal will have to look elsewhere to offload the big Bosnian.
The Insider’s View:
It really is a shame that things didn’t work out for Kolasinac at Arsenal. When he first came in, it seemed like his aggressiveness was exactly what we needed, but his defensive frailties were exposed very quickly.
The Bosnian dropped down the pecking order under Unai Emery as well as Mikel Arteta, and he has no place at the Emirates now. Arsenal will have to get him out before the transfer window shuts, but it will not be easy.
The 28-year-old, who still has a year left on his contract, earns £100,000-a-week at the moment. (Spotrac) Kolasinac will have to lower his wages considerably to get a move this summer, but if he decides not to, Arsenal will be stuck with him, and it will cost us a lot of money.