Galatasaray Official Travels To London For Talks With Arsenal Over Mohamed Elneny

Arsenal's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny attends a training session at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Baku on May 28, 2019 on the eve of the UEFA Europa League final football match between Chelsea and Arsenal. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Galatasaray official Sukru Hanedar traveled to London on Tuesday for talks with several targets including Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny a source close to the Super Lig club told Turkish-Football.

Hanedar met representatives from Arsenal to negotiate a deal.

The Gunners are open to Elneny leaving, meanwhile, the Egypt international has informed Galatasaray he would be prepared to make the move if an agreement is reached with the North London based outfit.

The Yellow-Reds do however, have their hands tied with regards to spending this summer due to their FFP arrangement.

Elneny has another three-years remaining on his Arsenal contract.

The Gunners are keen on selling the 27-year-old and will not let him leave on the cheap.

Arsenal paid £11.25m [Transfermarkt] for the Egyptian midfielder in January 2016.

Galatasaray meanwhile, would prefer to loan Elneny with an option to buy.

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The Lions would have to sell a player in order to make Arsenal an attractive offer to sign on a permanent move.

The reigning Super Lig champions plan to offload Mbaya Diagne and use the transfer fee to bring in an additional central midfielder and striker.

Hanedar is also in London trying to find a new club for the Senegal international.

Elneny does not appear to be part of Arsenal head coach Unai Emery’s plans and made just 17 appearances in all competitions last term.

The midfielder has 75 international caps for Egypt and represented his county in the African Cup of Nations over the summer.