Exclusive – Arsenal Hold Concrete Talks With Liverpool Target Caglar Soyuncu, All That Remains Is For Transfer Fee To Be Agreed

Turkey's defender Caglar Soyuncu (R) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the friendly football match between Tunisia and Turkey at the Stade de Geneve stadium in Geneva on June 1, 2018. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Freiburg centre-back Caglar Soyuncu has been closely linked with a move to the Premier League.

Soyuncu himself confirmed Arsenal expressing an interest before the international break and stated that talks over his future will be held after the friendly games.

Turkey beat Iran 2-1, before being held to a 2-2 draw against Tunisia and drawing 1-1 versus Russia.

The 22-year-old defender started all three games, scoring his first goal for Turkey in the draw against Tunisia.

With the international break over Turkish-Football caught up with Soyuncu’s agent Mustafa Dogru who spoke to us about the latest developments.

Arsenal chief Sven Mislintat has a long-standing interest in the defender stretching back to his time at Borussia Dortmund.

Dogru confirmed the Gunners want Soyuncu, there have been concrete talks and all that remains is for a transfer fee to be agreed with Freiburg.

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“Sven Mislintat has been keen on Caglar since he was at Borussia Dortmund,” Dogru said.

“He first scouted him back in Germany.

“Sven is interested in Caglar, there are concrete talks, all that remains is for a fee to be agreed.

“We will see what happens next.”

Dogru also responded to reports that Liverpool have been scouting Soyuncu and revealed he is currently locked in talks with four Premier League sides.

“What I will say regarding the Liverpool link is that there were four to five Premier League clubs scouting him over the international break,” he added.

“There are four Premier League sides who’ve made a move for Soyuncu, that we are in talks with.”

There is also interest from Spain, France, Italy and Germany but Dogru feels Soyuncu is probably best suited to Premier League football.

“There is also interest from Atletico Madrid in Spain and a few clubs in France, Italy and Germany,” he said.

“I’m not surprised by the interest, Caglar is a modern defender, he’s mobile, fast, dual-footed, has an excellent passing range. 

“He’s tough and very physical, I think the Premier League is ideal for a defender with his attributes.”

“Freiburg has been a great experience for Caglar, the manager has done a terrific job taking him to the next level.

“I think he is ready now for a new challenge but we will see what happens.”

Freiburg manager Christian Streich was named coach of the year by Goal! the official Bundesliga magazine in 2011-12 and coach of the year by Kicker the following season.