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‘Nothing official yet’: Sporting director gives Arsenal extra hope in Orkun Kokcu pursuit

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‘Nothing official yet’: Sporting director gives Arsenal extra hope in Orkun Kokcu pursuit

Arsenal have been linked with a move for the Turkish under-21 international.

Feyenoord sporting director Frank Arnesen has been discussing the future of Arsenal-linked midfielder Orkun Kokcu this week, amid reports the Dutch club could be forced into a sale of the Turkish under-21 midfielder. 

As reported by the Daily Mail, Arnesen has admitted interest from Spanish side Sevilla and four other clubs. 


 “There are no offers. But we are aware of Sevilla’s interest.

“We have held meetings, and there are four clubs interested in him, one of them is Sevilla.

“There is nothing official yet, and no offers have been received.”


The comments come after a report from Voetbal International suggested that Feyenoord would have to sell the player this summer in order to do their own recruitment. 

 

The Sun claims that the Rotterdam club value Kokcu in the region of £23 million. 

ALMELO, NETHERLANDS – JANUARY 25:(Photo by Peter Lous/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Arsenal have been linked with a potential move for Kokcu throughout the summer, and the 19-year-old is seen as a potential Mesut Ozil replacement at The Emirates. 

The playmaker has been in fine form for Feyenoord this term, providing three goals and six assists in 35 games, stats that do not accurately portray his talent. It follows his breakthrough season last term, in which he provided four assists and scored three goals in 11 Eredivisie appearances.

Now it seems that Kokcu could be available and Feyenoord are hardly fighting hard to put teams off potentially making a move for the player. 

It seems Arsenal might have a genuine chance of recruiting the midfielder this term.

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