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Report: West Ham want Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac

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Report: West Ham want Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac

West Ham United have emerged as an interested party in the race to sign Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac, according to Team Talk.

The left-back played 90 minutes as a left-sided central defender against the Hammers on Saturday, with Mikel Arteta lining up with a back three.

He is, however, thought to be surplus to requirements at the club and Arsenal will listen to any offers for his signature.

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The Gunners signed Kolasinac on a free transfer from Schalke in 2017 and he’s made 106 appearances for Arsenal.

Boss Arteta has performed u-turns with the likes of Rob Holding who had previously been linked to Newcastle United.

Ultimately he does need to raise some funds, however, with his own recruitment now seemingly dependent on selling players.

One of those could be Kolasinac and the Hammers are desperately keen to sign players themselves.

 

David Moyes has overseen two defeats so far with Arsenal’s win over them at the Emirates coming on the back of a defeat to Newcastle on the opening day.

Defensive recruits would be ideal for Moyes and Kolasinac could prove the ideal sort of signing for West Ham.

Capable of playing at left-back or at centre-back makes him versatile and the Hammers would welcome the utility element of his arrival.

TBR View – Offloading Kolasinac makes perfect sense

Arsenal are pretty well-stocked at the back and with that in mind, offloading the £100,000-a-week performer looks like a decent thing to do.

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Kolasinac has proved solid if unspectacular for the Gunners but ultimately he’s perhaps not of the required quality for where Arsenal want to be.

Arteta might still have a couple of players in mind for the summer transfer window and selling Kolasinac might allow him to do that.

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