Schalke reject Roma's Kolasinac bid

The Serie A club are keen to sign a left-back but have been rebuffed in their attempts to sign the 22-year-old

Schalke general manager Horst Heldt has rejected a bid from Roma for Bosnia-Herzegovina defender Sead Kolasinac.

The Serie A club are in the market for a left-back after Jose Holebas’ departure to Watford and coach Rudi Garcia froze Ashley Cole out of his first-team plans.

Roma have turned to Kolasinac, who returned from a serious knee injury to make a handful of appearances for Schalke at the end of last season.

Heldt told a news conference on Wednesday: “Roma has issued an offer for Sead Kolasinac. We have met together and rejected it.”

Kolasinac is the latest player to emerge on the radar of a Serie A club, with Juventus reportedly determined to sign Julian Draxler from the Veltins-Arena before the transfer deadline passes.