Exclusive – Agent Confirms Mislintat Wants Caglar Soyuncu At Arsenal But Official Talks Yet To Get Underway, Premier League Sides In Race

Turkey's defender Caglar Soyuncu (R) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the friendly football match between Tunisia and Turkey at the Stade de Geneve stadium in Geneva on June 1, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal have been closely linked with a move for Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu over recent months.

There have been rumors that the Gunners have struck a deal with Freiburg over Soyuncu.

The defender has not reached an agreement with Arsenal and as things stand there are no official talks underway.

Soyuncu’s agent Mustafa Dogru has made it clear to Turkish-Football that Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is keen on his client but there has not been official talks.

Dogru did reveal that Soyuncu wants a Premier League move and that there is interest from Spain and Italy.

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“Reports claiming Caglar or I saying a deal has been struck with Arsenal are false,” Dogru said.

“Arsenal have not held official talks with us, Sven Mislintat is keen on him but we are currently not in direct negotiations with the club.

“We have made it clear to Freiburg that Caglar wants to leave over the summer. 

“Clubs from England, Spain and Italy have expressed an interest but they have to reach an agreement with Freiburg first.

“Freiburg are happy to go ahead with a transfer but only for the right price. 

“Playing in the Premier League is what most footballers aim for.

“But that is not to say he would not consider a move to the La Liga.”

Freiburg are in no hurry to make a decision after receiving at least four offers from Premier League sides.

“There are four Premier League sides who’ve made a move for Soyuncu, that we are in talks with,” Dogru also recently told Turkish-Football.

The Bundesliga outfit value their star man as being worth around £30 million.

The German side will have to pay 25 percent of any future transfer to Soyuncu’s former club Altinordu.

Freiburg’s deal with Soyuncu runs for another three-years and the club want to make sure they get the maximum fee possible for the defender.

The future of the 22-year-old is expected to be wrapped up by early July.