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Kolasinac close to Emirates exit

Sead Kolasinac could become the third Arsenal player to leave the club this month.

However, whilst the moves of Ainsley-Maitland-Niles to Roma and Flo Balogun to Middlesbrough are both loans, in Kolasinac’s case it will be a permanent departure.

The Bosnian international is in the final six months of his current deal, and now comes reports that Arsenal have agreed to cancel his contract by mutual consent.

That will allow him to join either Ligue 1 Marseille or Premier League strugglers as a free agent.

Although Arsenal will derive no fee for him, they will at least get him off their wage bill.

There is recent precedent for this in the past year at the Emirates. Last January they cancelled the contracts of Shkodran Mustafi, Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos in similar fashions, allowing them to all find new clubs.

And in the summer, it was the turn of Brazilian mis-fit Willian.

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