Arsenal ace Mohamed Elneny wanted in permanent Galatasaray transfer but midfielder's wage demands proving issue
GALATASARAY have pulled out of a deal to sign Mohamed Elneny from Arsenal, according to reports in Turkey.
With the Turkish transfer window open until Wednesday evening, Super Lig clubs are out to land unwanted players from the rest of Europe.
Among which is Elneny, who is out of contract in June and largely restricted to the bench at Arsenal.
A deal worth £12.5million was formulated by Galatasaray, as reported by Turkish outlet Milliyet.
However, club president Burak Elmas is said to have vetoed the move due to the player's wage demands.
Elneny, 29, could yet find a way out of North London this week with Besiktas tracking his signature.
The Istanbul side, where the midfielder spent time on loan two seasons ago, are accelerating their attempt to bring him back, according to NTV Spor.
Arsenal continued their squad clearout during the summer with Willian, Joe Willock and David Luiz leaving alongside loan exits for Hector Bellerin, Matteo Guendouzi, Reiss Nelson and more.
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Cashing in on Elneny, who joined from Basel in 2016, would make back some of the money splashed on Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale and Co.
The Egyptian's Gunners career appeared to be over before a rejuvenated spell in the team under Mikel Arteta.
But he watched the club's opening two defeats in the Premier League from the bench before coming on as a substitute in the 5-0 loss at Manchester City.
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