BAYER LEVERKUSEN are reportedly interested in bringing Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac back to the Bundesliga.
The 27-year-old has lost his place in the starting XI under Mikel Arteta with Kieran Tierney and Ainsley Maitland-Niles preferred instead.
With the Gunners looking to offload players in order to raise funds to sign Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar, Kolasinac has been put up for sale by the club.
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West Ham have been linked with a move for the ex-Schalke defender, but Leverkusen are said to be leading the race to secure his services.
According to Sport Bild via Sport Witness, the German outfit are 'seriously' thinking about signing the Bosnia international.
They claim that the club are looking to spend the cash they received from selling Kai Havertz to Chelsea, and want to bring in a top defender.
It has been claimed that Leverkusen will step up their pursuit of Kolasinac this week.
And the report adds that Arsenal would be willing to part ways with the player should they receive a bid in the region of £9.1million.
Kolasinac's £8.1m yearly wages could prove to be a sticking point for Leverkusen.
However they could lower his salary by offering him a longer contract with potential bonuses.
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Roma are also understood to be keen on signing Kolasinac, with talks believed to have taken place.
But a switch to Serie A doesn't interest the ex-Germany youth international, who would prefer a move back to the Bundesliga.
As well as Kolasinac, the likes of Lucas Torreira, Shkodran Mustafi and Matteo Guendouzi have all been put on the transfer list by Arsenal.
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