For the past few days, reports have explained Beşiktaş interest to sign Mohamed Elneny before the window in Turkey closes on September 8th.
On Friday, we covered claims made by Milliyet the Black Eagles’ efforts to land the midfielder collapsed after failing to find an agreement with him.
Beşiktaş are not the only club to have looked at Mikel Arteta’s man as Galatasaray made contact to acquire his services.
That’s according to another report form Milliyet, who say the Süper Lig runners-up ‘started negotiations’ with the Egypt international. They even contacted Arsenal and found out the Gunners were ‘willing to release’ the player.
Fatih Terim’s side, however, had to ‘give up’ on signing the north London club’s player due to his ‘demands’.
It’s claimed Elneny demanded a four-year deal that included a salary of €2.5m per year. The total deal would have cost Galatasaray around €15m, including taxes, and this didn’t please the Turkish club.
Therefore, Galatasaray president Burak Elmas ‘vetoed the transfer’ for Elneny and decided to focus on alternatives.