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European side pull out of deal to sign Arsenal outcast

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Arsenal are back to square one in their quest to offload a player surplus to requirements at the Emirates Stadium, after a European side pulled out of a deal.

Turkish giants Besiktas were widely reported to be in discussions to sign Colombia international David Ospina from Arsenal, in either a loan deal or on a permanent basis, but have snubbed the opportunity due to financial requirements.

Speaking to FotomacBesiktas manager Senol Gunes stated that the money earned from Fabri’s sale to Fulham will not be invested into a new stopper – ruling out a deal for Ospina.

“We have already sold Fabri to 6 million euros, I will not give back the money we received, Tolga [Zengin] is suffice for me.”

Arsenal were said to be seeking around €5m for the 30-year-old goalkeeper, who has entered the final 12 months of his deal at the Emirates Stadium, while Ospina was said to be demanding €3-a-year from any club looking to land his services.

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