Chelsea interested in Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac

Sead Kolasinac in action during the Bundesliga match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Schalke 04
Image: Sead Kolasinac's Schalke contract expires in the summer

Chelsea have launched a move to sign Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac, according to Sky sources.

It is understood the Bosnia and Herzegovina international is also wanted by Juventus as a replacement for Patrice Evra.

The 23-year-old has six months left on his contract at the Bundesliga club, who want to keep him, but Chelsea have opened talks for the defender.

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Image: Branislav Ivanovic is set to leave Chelsea for Zenit St Petersburg, according to Sky sources

The move comes despite the Blues recalling Nathan Ake, who played against Brentford in the FA Cup on Saturday, from his loan at Bournemouth.

Chelsea are on the cusp of losing veteran right-back Branislav Ivanovic to Zenit St Petersburg, according to Sky sources.

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If successful, Kolasinac will be Chelsea's first signing of the January window.

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