Galatasaray are plotting a move for Danny Welbeck this summer, according to reports in Turkey, but the striker wants to remain with Arsenal.
Turkish outlet AMK report that Arsenal are ‘prepared’ to sell the 27-year-old, and Galatasaray are planning an attempt to sign him as a result. The funds gained from their qualification into the Champions League mean they could afford the transfer too, and a forward is their priority signing.
However, Turkish-Football claim that sources close to Welbeck have told them the striker is happy at Arsenal, and doesn’t want to relocate to Turkey at this stage.
There’s still a couple of weeks to convince the striker to change his mind, since the Turkish transfer deadline isn’t until 1st September. Perhaps if Welbeck doesn’t get any minutes on the pitch between now and then he might be a bit more likely to consider moving on.
On the other hand, we’ve heard plenty of stories from Turkey involving Arsenal this summer, and not one of them has come to anything. There was Wilshere to Besiktas (he joined West Ham), Soyuncu to Arsenal (he joined Leicester City), Ospina to Besiktas (he’s on the verge of joining Napoli) and Vida to Arsenal (he’s staying with Besiktas).
With a track record like that, maybe we should just wait for other sources to report the story before coming to any conclusions.