Arsenal have accepted an offer from Besiktas for the transfer of David Ospina, but are yet to convince the player himself to join, according to reports.
Reports about the exact nature of the offer Arsenal have accepted vary from publication to publication.
Turkish-Football claim Besiktas put in a bid of around £2m to sign Ospina on a permanent deal, and he’s reached a deal-in-priniciple to join the club, with Arsenal keen to sell.
However, the Turkish outlet adds that Besiktas and the goalkeeper are still yet to reach a final decision. The Super Lig club might even consider a move for Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet instead.
Meanwhile, Takvim claim the agreement is closer to €1.5m (£1.34m), and that Besiktas still have a way to go to agree personal terms with the player.
SportWitness write that the agreement is over a loan fee, rather than a permanent transfer. That doesn’t seem very likely though, given Ospina only has a year left on his Arsenal contract. A loan or a permanent deal would essentially amount to the same thing anyway.
What seems clear is that Ospina is looking for a way out, and Arsenal aren’t trying to stop him. With Petr Cech and Bernd Leno for company in the first-team squad, that’s hardly a surprise.