Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac close to reaching agreement with Bayer Leverkusen

Kolasinac has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal
Kolasinac has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac is reportedly close to reaching an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen in a transfer that could be worth around €10 million (£9m).

The 27-year-old joined the Gunners on a free transfer in 2017, but has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium.

Kieran Tierney is Mikel Arteta’s first choice for the left centre-back spot, while he and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have filled in at left wing-back.

Arteta needs to raise funds for his transfer targets
Arteta needs to raise funds for his transfer targets (Picture: Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta is keen to raise funds for transfer targets Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar as he aims to bolster his midfield options.

According to Sport Bild, Leverkusen are keen to invest on new players after the sale of Kai Havertz to Chelsea and are on the verge of coming to an agreement with the left-back.

The report states that a fee for the defender could be around £9m.

Arsenal’s need for a central midfielder was further evidenced in their 3-1 loss to Liverpool at Anfield on Monday night.

A midfield duo of Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka struggled to progress the ball into dangerous positions as Arteta’s side were limited to just four shots over the 90 minutes.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas admitted earlier this week that Arsenal’s latest bid for Houssem Aouar was rejected because it was ‘timid’.

‘There was a timid offer. We felt like either they didn’t consider the fact that this is a player in the French national team.

‘So it was not an offer that was even susceptible to making us consider a sale.’

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