Bein Sports Turkey’s Galatasaray reporter Kutlu Akpinar claims it will be difficult for the Turkish club to complete the signing of Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye.

The Senegal international has been linked with a move to Newcastle United this week after claims the Premier League club are in talks for the player.

Akpinar said: “Ndiaye’s agent told Galatasaray that the player prefers to wait until the end of the World Cup. They hoped if Ndiaye enjoys a good tournament, then he might have a chance to stay in the Premier League but it didn’t happen.”

”At the moment it’s not likely he’ll join a Super Lig club on a permanent deal. Galatasaray needs to wait for the player but it’s very tough. We’ll see happens but I will be surprised if anything could be done in 10 days.”

Yesterday we covered claims from Turkey that Newcastle United are in discussions to sign the Stoke City player, but as yet an agreement hasn’t been made.

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Galatasaray are said to be monitoring the situation and if Newcastle United fail to get an agreement for the central midfielder then they’ll look to move in on him.

Ndiaye only signed for Stoke City in the last window but with their relegation to the Championship the Senegalese is looking to leave this summer.