Arsenal Boss Tells World Cup Ace He Can Leave Emirates Amid Reports Of Transfer Deal Being Struck With Super Lig Giants

Besiktas have been given a transfer boost in their pursuit of Arsenal keeper David Ospina after head coach Unai Emery publically stated that the Colombian international is free to leave this summer.

Emery made it clear that Ospina, Joel Campbell and Carl Jenkinson have been deemed surplus to requirements.

“[On Thursday] the window closed here in the Premier League,” Emery said. “Today, we had a meeting with the players to close all the possibilities to bring more players. We only have three players: Carl Jenkinson, David Ospina and Joel Campbell, with the possibility to leave.”

The latest development follows Turkish-Football reporting that Besiktas have agreed personal terms with Ospina.

The Black Eagles club president Fikret Orman traveled to London with the transfer committee on Tuesday before returning on Thursday.

The primary purpose behind the trip was to secure a transfer for Domagoj Vida.

Besiktas failed to sell Vida but held talks over Ospina with Arsenal.

The Super Lig giants returned to Istanbul having failed to agree terms with Arsenal over the nature of the transfer.

Besiktas want to loan the Colombian international while the Gunners are keen on selling.

There was a development last night after Turkish state radio and television sports director Firat Gunayer who has close ties to Besiktas reported that an agreement has now been reached with the Gunners over a loan move.

All that remains is for the buyout clause option to be agreed.

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