Arsenal are keeping tabs on Fenerbahçe midfielder Mehmet Topal according to Turkish football pundit Mehmet Demirkol.

Speaking on the NTV Sport show Spor Servisi Demirkol said: “I know Arsenal are scouting Semih Kaya and Everton are scouting Mehmet Topal” 

Demirkol underlined that there could be an exodus of Turkish players following the European championships following the lifting of the foreign player ruling which reduced the prices of domestic players.

Topal was also been linked with Tottenham over the summer transfer window. Turkish newspaper Radikal claimed that Spurs offered €6 million for the Turkish international however, Fenerbahce manager Vitor Pereira was reported to have wanted to keep the experienced midfielder.

The 29-year-old has experienced playing abroad enjoying a spell at La Liga side Valencia and is a regular for the Turkish national team.

The defensive midfielder nicknamed ‘spiderman’ has just a year remaining on his contract with the Yellow Canaries and has yet to put pen to paper on a new deal.

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