Roma join race for Turkish international Man Utd target

Turkey's midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup (C) celebrates after scoring a goal against Netherlands during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Turkey and Netherlands at the Arena Stadium in Konya, on September 6, 2015 in Konya. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Roma have become the latest club to join the race for Beşiktaş midfielder Oğuzhan Özyakup according to NTV.

The Italian giants are reported to be keeping close tabs on the Turkish international midfielder who has been in great form for the Turkish Super League leaders this season.

Özyakup has also caught the attention of Manchester United scouts according to the Milliyet (via Eurosport).

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The 23-year-old midfielder joined Beşiktaş from Arsenal in 2012 for a fee of €500,000. The Turkish international star was part of the Arsenal Under-18s side that won the Premier Academy League title in 2009.

The Gunners have also shown an interest in re-signing their former youth player as they continue efforts to sign a deep-lying midfielder according to Talksport.

Beşiktaş president Fikret Orman did however, recently state that Özyakup will not be leaving the club over the winter transfer window but did not rule out the possibility of a summer transfer for the right price.

“He will not be leaving over the winter there is no way we can let that happen but after Euro 2016 I do not know if we will be able to keep him,” Orman was quoted as saying by Fanatik.

Özyakup has four goals and six assists in all competitions for the Black Eagles this season.

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