Besiktas have enquired about Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, according to Gunes newspaper.
The Turkish publication reports that that the Super Lig champions’ president Fikret Orman was in London for talks with the Gunners, and offered two different proposals to sign the 25 year old.
The first offer was a straightforward upfront cash deal worth €5million that would have seen the Super Lig side sign the England international in the January transfer window, with the player having just six months left on his contract.
The second alternative proposal would have seen midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup being used in a player swap deal. The former Arsenal youth academy star’s own contract is up in six months time, and he plays in a similar position to Wilshere.
Ozyakup has been heavily linked with a switch back to the Gunners in the past two years. The London club actually have a 30% sell on clause on the the 25 year old, and it is believed the presence of the clause has led to a breakdown in Besiktas’s own contract talks with the midfielder.
Gunes reports that Arsenal have yet to respond negatively or positively to either of Besiktas’s proposals.