Orkun Kokcu is closing in on a £23m move to Arsenal, according to reports in his home country of Turkey.
Turkish outlet NTV Spor covered reports this week that Arsenal were preparing a £23m offer to sign Kokcu. Fanatik journalist Gokmen Ozcan then reported that Arsenal were close to a €25m move for the player.
According to the claims, Arsenal watched Kokcu for a couple of years before making their move. Raul Sanllehi met with the player around the time of the winter window at the Novikov Restaurant in Mayfair to speak with him personally.
Meanwhile, Goal report that a move for Kokcu is ‘far more likely’ than the reports around a possible loan for Philippe Coutinho. They confirm that the Gunners have watched the teenager regularly, with Feyenoord aware of Arsenal’s interest.
According to Goal, Kokcu could be available at around £20m. However, the article gives the impression that a move entirely depends on how the rest of the season goes for Arsenal.
Realistically, I think that’s the only conclusion you can draw right now. Whilst some Turkish outlets are clearly pushing an imminent deal, it’s hard to see how that could happen before Arsenal know their own financial situation this summer.