Arsenal Accept Offer For World Cup Star But Personal Talks Put On Pause After £3.56m Wage Demands Force Super Lig Side To Seek Alternative

Arsenal have accepted a loan offer from Besiktas for David Ospina according to Fanatik.

The Turkish sports newspaper claim that the Gunners have given the green light for a temporary move to go ahead.

Per the source, Besiktas are prepared to pay Arsenal a £1.3m [€1.5m] loan fee.

Personal talks have been ongoing, the Black Eagles want to pay the 29-year-old £1.8m [€2m] for the season but have put talks on pause after Ospina’s representatives demanded a £3.56m [€4m] fee.

The Super Lig outfit are keen on signing Ospina as a replacement for Fabri.

Besiktas have not pulled out of talks altogether but unless the keeper’s representatives reconsider their demands.

The Super Lig outfit have made finding a replacement for Fabri – who was sold to Fulham last month – a priority.

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Publically, the club have said they are happy with current first-choice keeper Tolga Zengin but sources close to Besiktas have told Turkish-Football that the board have their reservations about the Turkish international and would prefer to bring in a new stopper.

Ospina has dropped down the peckıng order at Arsenal and is considered third-choice keeper behind Bernd Leno and Petr Cech.

The stopper is first-pick for Colombia and helped his side reach the Last 16 of the World Cup.

The Turkish outfit are confident that Ospina’s team will lower their demands towards the end of the transfer window if he has not found a new club by then.

Besiktas are also in talks with Liverpool over loaning Simon Mignolet and Bursaspor over the transfer of Harun Tekin.