Besiktas are interested in signing Mathieu Debuchy, according to reports.

The Turkish champions could be in need of a right back after Gokhan Gonul, their starting right back, was ruled out for a month with injury.

According to Turkish outlet Alanya, Besiktas could turn to Mathieu Debuchy as a result of that injury.

Arsenal have been trying to rid of Debuchy for years, but frequent injuries and disagreements over wages have scuppered any permanent move from happening.

He was close to joining Nice earlier this summer, but his wage demands proved to be too high.

There have also been links to Marseille, but a move doesn’t appear to be close.

Alanya reports that £2.3m would be enough to convince Arsenal to sell. Frankly, Arsenal receiving any money for Debuchy at this stage would be great business.

Debuchy joined Arsenal from Newcastle in 2014 and was set to be our starting right back.

However, a dislocated shoulder suffered against Stoke gave the opportunity to Hector Bellerin, and he hasn’t looked back since.

Debuchy could have been a reliable back-up, but has struggled with injuries and a refusal to play second-fiddle to the Spaniard.

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