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Premier League strugglers lining up £11.5m swoop for Arsenal target

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Everton are prepared to pay €13m (£11.5m) in the January transfer window for Besiktas midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup, according to Fotospor.

Arsenal have been linked with re-signing the Turkish international, but the situation surrounding the 25 year old remains complicated. When the Gunners sold midfielder to Besiktas in 2012, they included a 30% sell-on clause. Reports in Turkey have suggested that Besiktas president Fikret Orman has been trying to get this clause removed without success and it has led to some friction regarding Ozyakup’s contract renewal.

The midfielder has been in excellent form for Besiktas this campaign, but his current deal will expire at the end of the season. Fotospor report that Ozyakup’s team mates Gary Medel, Jeremain Lens and Dusko Tosic all feel the player deserves an improved contract but so far Besiktas president Orman has been not willing to give in to the midfielder’s demands, and is considering Everton’s proposal seriously.

In any case, even if Everton do end up paying €13million for the player, the Gunners would receive €3.9m (£3.46m) as part of the deal.

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