Hurriyet claim Galatasaray are close to signing Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye, just months after the Turkish side sold the player to the Potters.

According to Hurriyet Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim is very keen to work with Ndiaye again and he’s reportedly told the Turkish club’s board: “Ndiaye will do a very good job for us. He’ll solve the ongoing problems in our midfield.”

This is probably them paraphrasing, something which is very common in the Turkish media.

It’s also reported Galatasaray have officially made a loan offer to Stoke City for Ndiaye and the Turkish champions have also offered €2.75m a season to the Senegal international.

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Ndiaye is expected to leave Stoke City after the club’s relegation to the Championship and Galatasaray have been linked with the player since April.

The Turkish giants sold Ndiaye to Stoke City for €16m in the January window and are hoping to sign the central midfielder this summer as they look to bolster their squad for the Champions League.

Only last week the Stoke City player’s agent said a move to Galatasaray would become clearer in the coming days.