Arsenal are yet to agree on a pre-contract with Schalke 04 full-back Sead Kolasinac despite speculation last week suggesting that the player had committed his long-term future to the north London club.
The Gunners are expected to oversee a massive clear out during the summer transfer window with as many as 12 players approaching the final year of their existing contracts.
One of those is English left-back Kieran Gibbs, who was recently suggested to be on his way out of the Emirates amid the Gunners’ decision to secure a deal for Kolasinac.
However, the move appears far from done, according to the player’s father who insists that the 23-year-old is still deciding between Arsenal and AC Milan ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
“A decision on Kolasinac will be decided next week." he told Football Italia.
Milan are currently under the new ownership of Sino-Europe Sports, and it is suggested that they will spend reasonably in the summer with the emphasis being on developing the stadium facilities ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.
This puts the San Siro outfit at a slight disadvantage when compared to the Gunners, who no longer have the burden of a stadium debt as they seek to on a massive spending spree in the coming transfer window.
Kolasinac, who has amassed three goals and five assists in the ongoing Bundesliga campaign, is understood to have also attracted interest from league rivals Everton, but it appears that they have bowed out of the chase due to the player’s extensive wage demands.
The Bosnia international is said to want a triple increase on his current £35,000-a-week wages with a significant sign-on fee with his Schalke contract due to expire two months’ time.