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Chelsea set to lose out on Sead Kolašinac twice in two days, this time to Juventus — report

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Just a couple days after failing to convince Schalke 04 to let go of Sead Kolašinac during the final hours of the winter transfer window, Chelsea might have lost the race for the Bosnian defender’s signature for the summer transfer window as well, several months before it even opens. According to Italian newspaper Tuttosport, Kolašinac will be heading to Turin next week to undergo a medical and sign off on a free transfer to Juventus at the end of the season.

The Old Lady let former Manchester United left back Patrice Evra join Olympique Marseille on a free transfer in January, as the veteran had lost his place in Massimiliano Allegri's starting eleven to Alex Sandro. Now with only Paolo de Ceglie left to provide cover for their main left wing-back, Juve have set their sights to Kolašinac. Chelsea looked to have stolen the march on Juve last week by offering €6m for an immediate transfer, but Schalke changed their mind at the last minute and decided to keep the 23-year-old.

None of that changes the fact that Kolašinac's contract with Schalke ends in June, and he’s thus free to make arrangements for his next career move. That move appears set to be Juventus.