Sabah report talks between Galatasaray and Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye have been positive and the Senegal international may tempted by the prospect of playing in the Champions League with his former club next season.

Ndiaye joined Stoke City from Galatasaray for €16m in the last winter transfer window, but after the Potters’ relegation to the Championship he’s likely to move on.

According to Sabah, Galatasaray held talks with Ndiaye’s representatives and the 27-year old is open to an Istanbul return, several months after arriving in England.

Sabah quote Ndiaye’s representative as saying: “Badou still has love for Galatasaray. He didn’t push for a move (to Stoke City). The club needed a lot of money at that time and they wanted to accept the offer.

“Then Badou joined Stoke. If certain terms are met, he would love to play for Galatasaray once again.”

It’s worth noting that the Turkish media have a habit of paraphrasing, so the agent comments should perhaps be treated as a rough idea rather than direct quote. 

Ndiaye has a special clause in his contract, according to the same claims, which allows him to leave Stoke City on a loan deal, however, the English side will be looking to sell him if they can.