£20 Man Utd & Arsenal target would consider move

Turkey's Oguzhan Ozyakup (L) vies for the ball with Iceland's Gylfy Sigthorrson (C) and Aron Gunnarsson (R) during the Euro 2016 Group A qualifying football match between Turkey and Iceland at the Konya Stadium in Konya on October 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

Besiktas midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup has responded to reports that he will move to the Premier League over the transfer window.

Ozyakup revealed that he wants to stay at Besiktas this season and gain Champions League experience but that he would consider a move next season.

“There have been offers but I do not want to leave this season, I want to stay with Besiktas and play Champions League football,” Ozyakup was quoted as saying by Fanatik.

“I want to stay for one more season and then consider my options.”

Manchester United and Arsenal have both been closely linked with Ozyakup with the Daily Star reporting that the Red Devils are prepared to match the Black Eagles £20 million asking price.

The 23-year-old midfielder played a key role in Besiktas winning the league title last season scoring 10 times and providing eight assists.

Ozyakup has two-years remaining on his contract and the fear Besiktas have is if the Turkish international midfielder decides to run down his contract.

Besiktas want to extend his current deal by at least one season in order for their £20 million valuation to be met next season.

Ozyakup joined the Eagles from Arsenal in 2012 in pursuit of first-team football and has gone onto become one of the most sought after players in the league.

Besiktas president Fikret Orman did himself state were Ozyakup to leave he would only accept a bid from a club of the stature of United.

“When Ozyakup leaves Besiktas it will be for Manchester United, Barcelona or Real Madrid. A club of that calibre,” Orman was quoted as saying by Turkish-football.com.

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