Jack Wilshere in talks with ambitious European outfit

Date published: Sunday 23rd July 2017 3:04

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is in talks with Antalyaspor, according to the ambitious Turkish club.

Wilshere, 25, looks all set to leave north London this summer after spending the whole of last season on loan at Bournemouth.

Antalyaspor finished fifth in Super Lig last season, but they have signed Jean-Armel Drole, Jeremy Menez and Maicon this term and have targeted a top-four finish and a place in Europe.

And Antalyaspor president Ali Safak Ozturk has confirmed making an enquiry for Wilshere and entering talks, although he admitted it would be a difficult transfer to complete.

“We made an enquiry and are in talks but Arsenal want a lot for Wilshere,” said Ozturk. “It will be a difficult move to pull off.”

Wilshere has 12 months left on his current contract and Sampdoria have approached the Gunners and offered £6m up front for Wilshere, with a further £1.5m made up in add-ons.

That is believed to have been rejected with Arsenal valuing Wilshere in the £20million bracket, according to The Telegraph.

Newcastle, West Ham and Swansea are all believed to be interested in the England international, who largely did well in the 25 appearances he made for the Cherries last season.

Eddie Howe though declined the chance to sign him permanently and he subsequently finds himself back at Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger suggesting his future remains in the capital.

“I think Jack will be with Arsenal next season, yes,” Wenger said earlier this month.

“I will give you a very focused answer on that. He has to work hard to come back and fight for a place in the team.

“But once he is ready, when he comes back, he will not be far from practising with the team.”

 

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