Turkish side Antalyaspor 'make enquiry' for Arsenal's Jack Wilshere

It’s understood that Arsenal have told the 25-year-old he is free to leave the Emirates

Samuel Lovett
Monday 24 July 2017 14:14 BST
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Jack Wilshere's Arsenal future remains unclear
Jack Wilshere's Arsenal future remains unclear

Turkish side Antalyaspor have “made an enquiry” for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, the club’s president has confirmed.

It’s understood that Arsenal have told the 25-year-old he is free to leave the Emirates after returning from his loan-spell at Bournemouth last season.

Wilshere has subsequently been linked to a number of clubs, with West Ham, Swansea and Sampdoria all registering interest in the player.

Antalyaspor are the latest club to join the list of potential suitors but the club admitted it will struggle to raise the requisite funds needed to land Wilshere.

“We made an enquiry and are in talks but Arsenal want a lot for Wilshere,” said Antalyaspor president Ali Safak Ozturk.

“It will be a difficult move to pull off.”

Sampdoria have reportedly offered £6m for Wilshere, with a further £1.5m in add-ons, though it’s claimed that Arsenal are holding out for closer to £20m.

Antalyaspor, who finished fifth in the Turkish Super Lig last season, have already signed Jean-Armel Drole, Jeremy Menez and Maicon this summer.

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