Mohamed Elneny is in his final year of contract and has not featured for Arsenal since the north London club’s 5-0 defeat to Manchester City in August.

Towards the end of the Turkish summer window in September, Galatasaray tried to sign the midfielder, but a deal didn’t materialise.

In need of a ‘strong and experienced’ name in the defensive midfield position, Fanatik say the Turkish club have again set their sights again on the 29-year-old.

The Süper Lig side are ‘determined’ to secure the player’s services after their manager, Faith Terim, ‘demanded’ his transfer to be completed ‘this time’, meaning in the winter market.

Lack of minutes under Mikel Arteta has convinced the Egypt international to join a club where he can enjoy regular game time.

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Galatasaray can be an option and have already ‘contacted Elneny’, from which they have received positive feedback. They plan to offer him an annual salary of less than €2m.

Since no issues are expected from the player, Terim’s side will immediately sit down with Arsenal officials to negotiate the transfer.

Fantaik state ‘negotiations have already begun’, without specifying whether it’s between Galatasaray and the player or the two clubs.

It remains to be seen whether or not Arteta’s side will demand a fee for any potential deal in the next window.

The report states there is even a possibility Elneny may reach an agreement with Arsenal to terminate the contract. Should this happen, Galatasaray will be able to seal the deal easily in January.