Galatasaray made contact with Arsenal to ask about the possibility of signing Mohamed Elneny this week, but the Gunners see the midfielder as part of their plans for the season; Turkish transfer window closing on Wednesday; Elneny has just a year remaining on his contract at Arsenal
Arsenal have rejected a bid from Turkish side Galatasaray for midfielder Mohamed Elneny.
Galatasaray made contact with Arsenal to ask about the possibility of signing the midfielder this week, but the Gunners see Elneny as part of their plans for the season.
The Turkish giants have until the close of their domestic transfer window on Wednesday to conclude a deal for the 29-year-old.
Elneny, who joined Arsenal from Swiss club Basel in 2016, has just a year remaining on his contract in north London.
The Egypt international has previous experience of playing in Turkey having spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Besiktas.
After falling out of favour under former Arsenal boss Unai Emery, he featured 41 times in all competitions last season, in Mikel Arteta’s first full campaign in charge at the Emirates Stadium.
Should he move to Galatasaray, he would join a host of players with Premier League experience.
The Galatasaray squad includes the likes of former Newcastle defender DeAndre Yedlin, Crystal Palace left-back Patrick van Aanholt, one time Liverpool and Fulham forward Ryan Babel, and ex-West Brom striker Mbaye Diagne.
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