According to reports in Turkey, Fenerbahce have already sent a club official to London for talks about signing goalkeeper David Ospina.
The 28-year-old is likely to leave the Emirates on a permanent basis after three seasons at the club. In search of regular minutes to justify his inclusion in the Colombian national side, he has made 13 club appearances this term but only two have been in the Premier League.
Surprisingly preferred to Petr Cech as Wenger’s Champions League goalkeeper, he was impressive when called upon during the group stages but conceded ten over two legs against eventual quarter-finalists Bayern Munich.
He joined from Nice in the summer of 2014 for a transfer fee of £3.4m and is expected to leave for a similar amount in the coming months. If a deal between the two parties can be completed, he is then expected to commit to a four-year contract deal.
Previously linked with Turkish giants Galatasaray as well as Arsenal’s league counterparts Everton, Ospina has remained patient in waiting for his opportunities. Even though he’s a solid back-up option, the return of Wojciech Szczesny means that he’d potentially be third-choice and someone of his shot-stopping ability has the capability to be playing on a weekly basis elsewhere.
Fenerbahce are six points off second-placed Basaksehir in the race for UEFA Champions League qualification next season. With four matches remaining, it’s unlikely that they’ll manage to achieve this – but in third place, are currently set for qualification into next season’s UEFA Europa League competition.