Turkish champions try to hijack move for €25m Arsenal & Everton target on verge of signing for Italian giants

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCTOBER 10: Hakan Calhanoglu (R) of Turkey shots for goal goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group A Qualifier match between Czech Republic and Turkey at Letna Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

Besiktas try to hijack move for €25m Arsenal target on verge of signing for Italian giants

Besiktas are trying to hijack AC Milan’s move for Hakan Calhanoglu according to reports in Turkey.

The Milliyet newspaper claim that the Black Eagles are keen on loaning the Turkish international for one-season.

Per the source, Calhanoglu is considering an offer made by Besiktas who have offered first team and Champions League football.

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Besiktas are reported to be targeting the 23-year-old as a potential replacement for Oguzhan Ozyakup should he leave this window.

The Eagles are waiting for a response from Calhanoglu but are well aware of AC Milan’s bid and would not be able to match their fee.

Sky Italia report that Bayer want €25 million for Calhanoglu, meanwhile AC Milan are currently willing to offer €21 million.

The Premier League sides interested in the attacking midfielder would however, be able to make a bid to rival that of the Serie A outfit.

BILD report that Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton are all in the race for Calhanoglu.

The clubs mentioned look to be running out of time to sign the Germany born star but have yet to launch an official bid.

Calhanoglu will be ready for pre-season training after serving a four month playing ban for breach of contract after signing for Trabzonspor aged 17 but never joining the Super Lig outfit.