Chelsea‘s proposed move for Sead Kolasinac is now off, according to

Reports on Monday evening suggested that the Blues offered £5.1million (€6m) for the Schalke 04 defender, but the German club would prefer he stayed for the remainder of the season and leave for free in the summer.

Juventus were also keen on Kolasinac but withdrew from the race, leaving a clear path for the Premier League leaders.

Branislav Ivanovic‘s imminent move to Zenit St Petersburg had further strengthened the likelihood of Kolasinac’s shift to Stamford Bridge, however, it is now understood that he will not be a leaving the Veltins-Arena before Tuesday night’s transfer deadline.