Leicester City wanted to take Orkun Kökçü in the winter market, but a move never took shape as Feyenoord weren’t in favour of a transfer midway through the season. This was confirmed by the 20-year-old earlier this month.
The Foxes still have the midfielder on their agenda and have now been joined by Arsenal, according to Sport.
Thursday’s edition of the newspaper states Sevilla sporting director Monchi has included Kökçü in his plans for the next market.
Feyenoord are going through a tough phase financially and the Europa League winners could take advantage of the Dutch club’s situation.
It won’t be easy for Sevilla because the competition to acquire the Turkey international’s services is ‘tough’ since Brendan Rodgers’ side and the Gunners have also ‘set their eyes’ on him.
Sport further adds the two Premier League sides have ‘necessary cash’ to ‘tackle’ the signing, with Leeds United in the same situation.
Kökçü signed a new contract until 2025 in the last week of January. The new deal will not stop him leaving Feyenoord and was done with an intention to help his club financially.
“I have a contract until 2025 but the situation has changed. The club has been very clear about the financial situation and it is clear that it is not good, so if a club comes with a good proposal for me and the entity can enter a good amount, I imagine that they will be listened to,” he admitted earlier this month.
The report relays claims made in the Netherlands that Feyenoord are ready to sanction Kökçü’s sale in the summer for a figure close to €20m, an amount reasonable for Arsenal and Leicester.