Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye has spoken to Turkish media, and has discussed his future with the Championship club.

Speaking to Milliyet, Ndiaye was asked about a possible return to his former club Galatasaray: “Everyone knows how much I love Turkey and the people. Galatasaray is like my home, my family. I am very happy for the fans’ messages to me.

“But I can honestly say that I don’t know the latest of the transfer. Sometimes I read the news about myself but in reality, we need to wait to see what will happen next.”

Ndiaye joined Stoke City from Galatasaray during the last January transfer window and after the English side’s relegation the player has been closely linked with a swift return to the club.

The Turkish side’s manager Faith Terim is reportedly behind the pursuit of the midfielder with claims talks are taking place.

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There have been reports Ndiaye has a buyout clause because Stoke City were relegated to the second tier, and the Senegalese has also been linked with a move to the Premier League.

Ndiaye is currently in Russia with Senegal national team and his future is likely to be sorted out after the competition.