Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac’s father has denied Arsenal have agreed a deal with his son, as has previously been reported.
Recent speculation had claimed the Gunners had beaten off competition from Liverpool and Chelsea for the left-back.
Reports have even gone so far as to claim Kolasinac had agreed a deal, a shirt number and received assurances from Arsene Wenger that he was staying at the club.
However, Kolasinac senior has now insisted that his son’s future is yet to be decided but will be wrapped up shortly with AC Milan also in the running.
“Next week we will decide everything,” he said via Sky Sports.
Kolasinac’s current deal expires in the summer and it looks certain he will move on although there is now some doubt as to where he will end up.
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It had looked as though Arsenal had won the race for his signature but they now appear to be facing stiff competition from AC Milan for his services.
The Gunners are certainly in need of a left-back with Nacho Monreal coming to the end of his career and widely tipped to return to Spain this summer.
Meanwhile, Kieran Gibbs and Mathieu Debuchy face uncertain futures at the club and Kolasinac would surely see plenty of first-team football should he head to north London.