According to recent reports, two of Turkey’s top sides are interested in a permanent move for Joel Campbell this summer.

The out-of-favour winger, 24, struggled for consistency during his loan spell with Sporting in Portugal last season.

Despite this though, the forward’s ability has ensured that a number of clubs are monitoring his situation with Arsene Wenger reportedly not interested in utilising the Costa Rican in his first-team plans next term.

Besiktas club president Fikret Orman is set to arrive in London as he attempts to propose an agreement with Arsenal for the player.

Campbell’s current contract at the Emirates expires in 12 months’ time, meaning that the Gunners will be keen to earn a fair transfer fee for his services.

Campbell is believed to be on a weekly wage of £30,000-a-week and Besiktas, who won their second Super Lig title after beating Osmanlispor on Saturday afternoon, can afford his demands.

The fact that they are assured a place in the UEFA Champions League group stages ahead of next season makes them a more attractive option when compared to newly-promoted side Brighton, who’ll be preparing for life in the Premier League and are eager to strengthen their own attacking options.

Galatasaray meanwhile, cannot offer him a place among Europe’s elite next season, but see him as a viable replacement for Bruma. The talented 22-year-old winger is set for a €15m move to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig this summer and reports suggest they are preparing an initial offer of £2.6m to sign Campbell in the coming weeks.

Club manager Igor Tudor would be able to offer him first-team assurances as part of their contract offer.

Where he decides to go could come down to whether he’s prepared to reject more tempting advances. That includes a possible stay in England where he may feel eager to prove his critics wrong.

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