Jurgen Klopp in Istanbul 'to hold talks with Fenerbahce'

Turkish newspaper claims the Borussia Dortmund are interested

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Departing Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is in Turkey to hold talks with Fenerbahce, according to reports in the country.

The German, who ends his highly successful spell at the club with the German Cup final on 30 May, announced his decision to resign last month.

Klopp has been linked with a number of posts across Europe, including at Premier League quartet Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and even West Ham.

Turkish newspaper Sabah report that the 47-year-old is to hold talks with the club after flying in on a private jet - there are photos of Klopp in the terminal at one of the Istanbul airports.

Club president Aziz Yildirim will apparently speak to Klopp and give him a tour of the training facilities.

Fenerbahce are still in the Super Lig title race, just three points behind bitter rivals Galatasaray, who this weekend have been accused of match-fixing after Genclerbirligi goalkeeper Ferhat Kaplan appeared to pull away from saving a Wesley Sneijder shot in a 1-0 win.

Ismail Kartal's team are also in the Turkish Cup semi-final and will be eligible to play European football next season after serving their two-year Uefa suspension for their part in match-fixing.

Klopp has won the Bundesliga twice and got to the final of the Champions League in his six year spell at the Westfalenstadion.

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