Arsenal are keen on Fenerbahce midfielder Oguz Kagan Guctekin, according to latest reports.

The 18-year-old is close to making a breakthrough into the Fenerbahce first team and is already attracting interest from the Premier League. According to The Sun, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City have all sent scouts to watch him.

They claim that City have already had a £4.5m bid rejected for the midfielder, and that they would have to stump up more money if they are to convince Fenerbahce to sell.

Guctekin has been promised first-team football at Fenerbahce and may be reluctant to trade that for game time in the reserves of a Premier League team. The youngster is a defensive midfielder who can also play in defence as a centre-back or as a left-back.

He was an unused substitute for Fenerbahce during their first two Super Lig games of the season and their Europa League qualifier against Vardar. He’s represented Turkey at all age groups up to the U19s.

Arsenal still need to clear their squad, but given Guctekin’s age, he’s likely to be used sparingly in the first-team, I feel. The teenager could be a buy-to-loan.

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