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Besiktas officials are currently in London as they to negotiate a deal that would see Arsenal give up the 30% sell-on clause in Oguzhan Ozyakup’s current contract, according to reports.
The formar Arsenal academy product has been continually linked with a return to the Premier League this summer, with West Ham touted as a possible destination.
Ozyakup, who made just two first team appearances for the Gunners has grown to become one of the best midfielders in all of Turkey and wore the Besiktas armband in consecutive title wins.
Besiktas are determined to tie the 24-year-old to a new long-term deal and are said have offered Arsenal €1million to remove the clause from any potential new contract.
The Turkish champions are thought to be close to agreeing a new five-year extension, but Sabah claim Besiktas president Fikret Orman is keen on maximising any potential future sale.
Ozyakup moved to Besiktas four years ago in a deal worth £500,000.
Speaking of his plans for the remainder of the window on Wednesday, Wenger admitted offloading some of his players was likely to be his priority, rather than adding to the two signings he has already made this summer.
‘Getting players out keeps you as busy as getting people in, so I think I will be busy,’ he said.