Besiktas set to make loan bid for Arsenal international who is available for £3m

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Besiktas have stepped up their efforts to sign Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina following reports that the North London outfit will allow him to leave this summer, according to Fotomac.

The Turkish sports newspaper claims that the Black Eagles are set to make a loan bid with a £3m buy-out clause option for the Colombian international.

The report also understands that the Gunners would accept a £3m offer for Ospina to leave permanently, but that the Eagles, who are still under a Financial Fair Play investigation, will try their chances with a loan offer first.

Besiktas have been closely linked with the 27-year-old keeper over the past season and nearly signed him in January, when the Daily Star claimed that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger blocked Ospina’s departure.

Despite winning the championship, Besiktas struggled defensively and have made strengthening at the back a priority.

Ospina struggled for playing time last season after falling behind first-choice keeper Petr Cech in the pecking order.

Besiktas would be able to offer Ospina Champions League football next season after winning the Turkish Super League title.

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