Fenerbahce plot transfer moves for three Southampton players

Fenerbahce's fans cheer for their team during the Turkish Super league football match between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray on April 14, 2019 at the Fenerbahce stadium in Istanbul. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Fenerbahce are reportedly interested in signing three Southampton players Lyanco, Kameldeen Sulemana, and Paul Onuachu according to Fanatik.

Per the source, the Yellow Canaries are keen on signing Lyanco on loan or a permanent move this summer.

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Fenerbahce are also interested in loan moves for Sulemana and Onuachu.

The Yellow-Navy Blues have strong ties with Southampton through Goztepe.

The Sport Republic own both clubs and as a result have fostered close ties with Turkish sides.

Fenerbahce’s transfer plans revolve around Southampton being relegated and being forced into trimming down the squad wages.

A temporary move for high earners could work in both sides favour while the Saints push for promotion back to the Premier League.

Lyanco is a 26-year-old Brazilian center-back who joined Southampton from Torino in 2021. He has made 26 appearances for the Saints this season, scoring one goal.

The defender has struggled for regular playing time since the end of February competing for a place with Salisu, Bednarek and Kotchap.

Sulemana is a 20-year-old Ghanaian winger who joined Southampton from Rennes in January.

He has made 15 appearances for the Saints this season registering just a single assist.

The winger could be allowed to leave to gain experience according to the report.

Onuachu is a 27-year-old Nigerian striker who joined Southampton from Genk in 2023. He has made 10 appearances for the Saints this season.

Fenerbahce are currently second in the Turkish Super Lig and would be able to offer Champions League football next season if they finish in the top two.