Fenerbahce president Ali Koc and manager Ersun Yanal want Ferdi Kadioglu to remain with the Super Lig club amid reported Derby County interest.

This week we covered a claim from Turkey that the Dutch U21 international is a transfer target for the Championship side in the January transfer window.

Derby County boss Phillip Cocu, who worked with Kadioglu at Fenerbahce, is reportedly keen on the player.

However, despite interest from the Rams, Fotospor say Koc and Yanal ‘oppose’ the English side’s intentions to sign the attacking midfielder.

Kadioglu joined Fenerbahce from NEC at the start of last season and has begun to show his potential in this campaign. He’s made seven appearances in all competitions for Fener this campaign, scoring three goals and providing two assists.

The Dutchman could play an important role in the Istanbul club’s title challenge, so it’s unlikely they would offload him to Derby Country at this stage of the season.

His contract with Fenerbahce will expire at the end of June 2022.