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Kaveh Solhekol sheds light on Arsenal's reported interest in Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac

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Arsenal have made an offer for Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac despite Arsene Wenger rubbishing reports of an agreement with Bosnian international, according to a Sky Sports journalist.

Kaveh Solhekol has taken to Twitter to claim that Kolasinac has received an offer from Arsenal following Wenger’s media conference on Thursday afternoon.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move to sign the Schalke star in the summer transfer window after a disappointing season for the north London side.

Wenger, though, insisted that Arsenal haven’t agreed a deal with any player despite speculation in the British media.

“Nothing, no,” said Wenger at a news conference on Thursday. “We can deny that story at the moment. Nothing has been concluded with anybody. I think it is important we do not talk about transfers.”

Solhekol took to Twitter to contradict the Gunners boss and revealed that AC Milan, Everton and Manchester City are also interested.

Solhekol wrote: “Schalke left back Sead Kolasinac has offers from Arsenal, Everton, Man City and AC Milan. Arsene Wenger denies he’s agreed Arsenal move.”

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Arsenal signed five players in the summer transfer window last summer.

The Gunners recruited Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia as the centre-half arrived to bolster Wenger’s defence.

Arsenal are in sixth place in the Premier League table and seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.

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