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Bayer Leverkusen close in on €10m Sead Kolasinac deal

Bayer Leverkusen are making progress on a deal for Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac, reports SPORT BILD.

Kolasinac, 27, wants to return to Germany for personal reasons and his former side Schalke have been linked.

Armed with a big transfer kitty following the sales of Kai Havertz and Kevin Volland, Leverkusen now seem to be best placed.

But Bayer only want to spend a modest portion of the €120m they received for Havertz and Volland.

The clubs are now haggling a fee with the expectation being that they will settle at around €10m.

Leverkusen are also close to an agreement with Kolasinac over personal terms.

Kolasinac’s Arsenal salary is too high for Bayer, so they want to absorb it over a longer contract period.

Before signing Kolasinac, Leverkusen would like to sell a defender, with Jonathan Tah and Wendel candidates.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Bundesliga side are being careful about how much money is spent.

Bayer splashed out €26.5m to sign striker Patrik Schick from Roma and also paid Atletico Madrid a loan fee for Santiago Arias.

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