Collapse of Turkish move puts Premier League clubs in the picture.
Tottenham and Arsenal are back in the race to sign Moroccan international Younes Belhanda from Montpellier following the collapse of a proposed move to Turkish side Fenerbahce.
Belhanda was set to leave Ligue 1 in France and complete a move to the Turkish Premier League after Montpellier accepted a bid from Fenerbahce. But talks with the player’s representatives stalled over the terms of his contract and the switch is now on hold.
Source: Daily Express
Montpellier are still willing to let Belhanda, who is currently on international duty with Morocco at the African Nations Cup, leave for the right price despite his excellent form in the French top flight. That has offered hope to both Tottenham and Arsenal, who are heavily involved in a search to bring in midfielder talent in the transfer window.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is still attempting to sign Brazilian playmaker Willian from Shaktar Donetsk with Chelsea vying with him to sign the £20million man, while Arsenal’s midfield options include Everton’s Marouane Fellaini, who has a £22 million release clause in his contract, and Alex Song, who they could bring back to the club just six months after he left to join Barcelona.