The agent of Turkish defender Caglar Soyuncu claims that Arsenal’s recruitment chief is ‘keen’ on his client but says no official talks have taken place.
Soyuncu – capped 15 times by Turkey at the age of just 22 – has been heavily linked with Arsenal, who have already signed goalkeeper Bernd Leno and right-back Stephen Lichtsteiner, with midfielder Lucas Torreira and centre-half Sokratis likely to follow in the coming weeks.
A fee of £35m has been suggested for Soyuncu but his agent Mustafa Dogru says: “Arsenal have not held official talks with us, Sven Mislintat is keen on him but we are currently not in direct negotiations with the club.
“We have made it clear to Freiburg that Caglar wants to leave over the summer.
“Freiburg are happy to go ahead with a transfer but only for the right price. Playing in the Premier League is what most footballers aim for.”