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Besiktas Keen On Keeping Arsenal Midfielder Elneny On Permanent Deal

NAPLES, ITALY - APRIL 17: Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Mohamed Elneny and Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal look on during an Arsenal training session ahead of their UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg match against SSC Napoli. At Stadio San Paolo on April 17, 2019 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Besiktas are keen on keeping Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny on a permanent deal.

A source close to Besiktas informed Turkish-Football that efforts are being made to keep Elneny on beyond the end of the season.

The Gunners included an €18m buyout clause as part of the loan deal but Besiktas would be unable to match the fee demanded.

The Black-Whites want to negotiate a lower price for the Egypt international who fell out of favour at the north London club under the stewardship of Unai Emery.

Elneny has another three-years remaining on his Arsenal contract but it remains to be seen whether Emery’s successor will want to keep the 27-year-old on either.

Another option for Besiktas would be to extend Elneny’s loan deal by an additional season.

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The Egypt international has been in form for Besiktas who are currently on a five game win streak.

In total he has one assist in 13 games for the Black Eagles.

Besiktas take on Kasimpasa away on Sunday, a victory would close the gap with leaders Sivasspor to just three points.