Fenerbahce are hoping to hold talks with Arsenal about signing Lucas Perez on loan in the “next seven days”, according to Turkish-football.com.
The Spanish striker’s agent Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle has confirmed this week that the Turkish club have been tracking the 28 year old for a couple of months but Arsenal’s insistence on a permanent transfer, worth €12million, has proven to be an obstacle.
A source close to Fenerbahce has told Turkish-football.com that new manager Aykut Kocaman has “personally requested” Perez and that Fenerbahce will enter further discussions with the Gunners about a season long loan with a view to a permanent deal.
Arsenal signed Perez from Deportivo La Coruna for £17million but he struggled for game time during his first season at the Emirates. So far, no club has come forward offering a permanent deal for the forward, with former club Deportivo pulling out of the race as they couldn’t afford the player. Whether Fenerbahce will be able to persuade Arsenal to let him leave on loan, we will have to wait and see.