Chelsea believe Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac will turn down Liverpool‘s advances and complete a move to Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer window, according to reports.
Kolasinac has made 117 first-team appearances since coming through the ranks at Schalke but the 23-year-old full-back has being heavily linked with several Premier League clubs in recent weeks.
Liverpool, Manchester City and Everton are all understood to be keen on the Bosnian and the highly-rated left-back is high up on Antonio Conte’s wishlist.
The Daily Mirror suggest Chelsea are now confident Kolasinac will choose them over their Premier League rivals ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.
Kolasinic’s current contract at the Veltins-Arena expires at the end of the season meaning he will be available on a free which has put a number of top sides on red alert.
Chelsea attempted to land Kolasinac in January but a deal for the Bosnia and Herzegovina international never materialised.
It’s believed Everton have already offered the player £100,000-a-week wages to lure him to Goodison Park.
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