Conflicting Reports Over Arsenal Talks With £30m Bundesliga Star, Transfer Request Submitted

Arsenal remain in talks with Freiburg centre-back Caglar Soyuncu according to Sky Sports.

The report also states that the Gunners are on the verge of completing a deal to sign Sokratis Papastathapoulos.

Sky Sports quote Soyuncu speaking to the Gunes newspaper.

“It is true, Arsenal have made an offer,” Soyuncu said. “I want Arsenal, God willing I will go to Arsenal or the Premier League but it all depends on Freiburg.

“I still have another three years on my contract. I received offers from teams in Turkey. I would not be able to give you a name, but I rejected them. I will not be returning to Turkey. I want to continue my career in Europe at the biggest clubs.”

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In a conflicting report Soyuncu’s agent Mustafa Dogru told 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.

“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.”

Arsenal are among the interested parties but as far as Dogru is concerned there is nothing official yet.

Soyuncu has submitted a transfer request to Freiburg who are open to selling the defender for the right price.

A summer move does look likely and the Premier League is his preferred destination but an agreement has yet to be reached.

The 22-year-old is currently on holiday in Turkey and is expected to return to Germany for pre-season training at some stage next week.