Fenerbahçe have told Crystal Palace they will have to meet Ozan Tufan’s €20m release clause if they wish to get him this summer.
That’s according to Sabah, who say the Eagles, and suitors such as West Bromwich Albion, have been told there will be no negotiating over a deal.
Tufan has been heavily linked with a move away from Fenerbache this summer, and Crystal Palace were keen on a deal in the January transfer window, with the Turkish side ultimately resisting their efforts.
Their interest has not gone away, though, and reports this week indicated they would be making another bid for him this summer, having already increased their bid to €15m.
West Brom have also been named as suitors on more than one occasion and remain in the hunt, although a report earlier this week stated Tufan isn’t keen on a move to the Hawthorns, most likely due to their current precarious position in the table.
Either way, Tufan is open to a move to England after recently revealing his desire to play in the Premier League, while Fenerbahçe are also happy to let him go to raise funds.
Sabah, though, state that the club’s management ‘do not intend’ to negotiate with any of the player’s suitors in the summer.
That’s because Tufan’s contract currently has a €20m release clause, and those in charge at Fenerbache have decided not to accept ‘any other price’ than that.
That is a message they have ‘conveyed’ to his suitors such as Crystal Palace and West Brom ahead of possible future offers from them and others.
In other words, if either club wants him as much as they seemingly do, they will have to pay his release clause or face frustration.