Schalke have confirmed they have rejected an approach from Chelsea for Sead Kolasinac.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is looking for another wide option to add to his Premier League leaders on transfer deadline day.
Sead Kolasinac will be available on a free transfer this summer if he fails to agree a new deal with Schalke.
Kolasinac – who joined Schalke at 17 – has shown no inclination to rock the boat at the Veltins Arena, and although he is yet to agree a new deal, is happy at the Bundesliga club.
But despite running the risk of losing him for nothing at the end of the campaign, the Bundesliga club are adamant that Kolasinac will not be leaving before Tuesday’s deadline.
‘Yes, there was an offer [from Chelsea], but it was off the table immediately,’ Schalke’s sporting executive Christian Heidel told Bild.