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Sead Kolasinac reportedly a summer target for Napoli with Arsenal keen to sell

Napoli are reportedly back in the race to sign Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac.

According to Tuttosport via CalcioNapoli24, the Serie A side are keen to sign a new left-back this summer. Napoli have previously held an interest in Kolasinac, but no move ever materialised.

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Furthermore to the report, Arsenal are keen to sell Kolasinac this summer. The Bosnia international will be a free agent next summer, and the Gunners are eager to get a fee for the 27-year-old defender.

Sead ‘The Tank’ Kolasinac

Nicknamed ‘the tank’ in his early months with Arsenal, Kolasinac looked like a stunning signing from Arsene Wenger. The former Schalke star impressed in the left-back position in the first half of his debut season with the club.

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But this form eventually dropped. And this season, the defender joined former club Schalke on loan for the second half of the campaign. The Bundesliga side finished rock bottom of the league table.

Arsenal looking to make a profit

With Kolasinac joining Arsenal for free in the summer of 2017, the Gunners could stand to make a healthy profit if they manage to offload the Bosnia international.

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As well as a transfer fee, Mikel Arteta’s side will be shaving off a reported £100,000-a-week off the payroll according to Spotrac. The Gunners are expected to sign a new left-back this summer to compete with Kieran Tierney.

Napoli would be perfect for Kolasinac

With Napoli now back in the race for Kolasinac, there is a good chance Arsenal will able to sell the defender this summer. And the southern Italian side could be perfect for the fullback.

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Napoli is a club where players who wear their heart on their sleeve are adored, and Kolasinac’s passion for playing, as well as his physicality, will make him a quick fan favourite in Naples, who could do with some extra muscle in defence.

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