Earlier this month, a report from German tabloid Bild claimed that Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham and other Premier League clubs were set for a transfer market battle over the services of Bosnian left back Sead Kolasinac. The Schalke 04 Academy product's having a pretty good this season, chipping in with one goal and four assists in the Bundesliga since taking over from Chelsea loanee Baba Rahman as the team's first-choice left (wing-)back.
But despite his good form on the pitch, Kolasinac and the German team have yet to agree upon a new contract, and his current deal is set to expire at the end of the season. Despite that, the 23-year-old defender remains focused on the task at hand with Schalke and letting his agent do what he's being paid to do.
"There is nothing new to report. My agent and the club are in contact. To be honest. I have not thought about it. It has no priority for me. Currently I am a Schalke player, and want to continue to play a good season."
"Many say my style of play would fit well in England. But if I move abroad, not only the club changes, but you leave your environment, need to build something new. It's a difficult step which has to be well-considered. The gut feeling decides, and I also need to talk to my family."
That said, Kolasinac might want to start making up his mind as he'll be free to negotiate with other clubs in a month and there are several teams lining up for his services.
As with the other recent Bundesliga defender rumor in Niklas Süle, Kolasinac would potentially be a good addition to our defence. Capable of playing not only on the left (wing or back) but also as a central defender or as a defensive midfielder, his playing style and versatily could be helpful in our tactical plans.