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Arsenal are believed to have launched an offer to land ex-midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup from Besiktas in the summer.
The Gunners sold the Netherlands-born Turkey international to the Super Lig side in 2012 for a stated fee of £500,000 ($691,495). He has since gone on to become a full international and has won two league crowns with Besiktas in the last two campaigns.
As reported by Turkish outlet Milliyet, Arsenal have submitted an offer for Ozyakup and are hoping to take him back to the Emirates Stadium in the summer. Arsene Wenger’s team can sign him on a free transfer as his contract ends at the conclusion of the current season.
The 25-year-old player, who was selected as a the captain this term, is yet to agree on a new deal with the reigning Turkish champions and the Milliyet report suggests that it is because of the interest from clubs in Europe. The midfielder is said to want to wait until the end of the term before deciding the next course of action in his career.
The Gunners have been linked with their ex-star since last summer and are wishing to stave of interest from other teams and bring him back to the Emirates. The Frenchman has lost Francis Coquelin to Valencia during the January transfer window and Mohamed Elneny has failed to impress on a regular basis since arriving from FC Basel.
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