Besiktas have made a second offer for Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny according to Fotomac.
Per the source, the Black Eagles want Elneny to stay on at Besiktas for another season on loan.
Elneny has impressed Besiktas manager Sergen Yalcin.
The Black Eagles boss reportedly informed the board that he wants the Egypt international to stay at the club beyond the summer.
The latest development follows Turkish-Football reporting that Besiktas were preparing a move for Elneny.
The Istanbul giants want to reach an agreement with the Gunners over Elneny’s wages.
Besiktas do have an €18m buy option but would not be able to afford Elneny on a permanent deal.
Elneny joined Besiktas on a season-long loan last summer after making 89 appearances for Arsenal since arriving from Basel in 2016.
The 27-year-old has publically stated that he is open to staying at Besiktas if they want him.
“Of course I am happy because I feel like I am part of the Besiktas family,” Elneny told BeIN Sports.
“Always, always, know I am glad to be here and I don’t know about the future.
“Of course I don’t know about the future, but if Besiktas want me they can pay my current team and I can stay.
“Of course I am happy to here and I always fight to help my team-mates, to help with the club, to improve and to be like I wish.
“Every time I wish we win every game. That’s what we expect because we are a big club and we have big players and we have a good team.”
“Really I don’t know.
“Football always changes and I don’t know about the future.
“I don’t know if the club (Besiktas) want me or not, you have to ask the club as well if they want me or not and if they want me to continue with them.
“I have said all the time I am happy here. I am glad to be here. I always loved playing at big clubs.
“Before I played at Basel in Switzerland, the big club there, Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world and Besiktas is a big club around the world – everyone knows this.
“It is up to the club because if the club want me, I want to stay. I can stay, no problem.”
The Egpyt international has two assists in 27 appearances for Besiktas in all competitions this season.