Turkish giants to resist Manchester United pressure to keep hold of star

The Turkish Super League champions Besiktas are keen to keen hold of their star asset Oguzhan Ozyakup for the upcoming season despite interest from Manchester United.

Besiktas have already lost their star winger Gokhan Tore on loan to West Ham and last seasons top scorer Mario Gomez has decided to leave following a season-long loan in Istanbul.

A source close to Caught-Offside’s Eren Sarigul has revealed that Besiktas are yet to receive an official offer from any club and that their priority is to keep hold of Ozyakup for at least one more season.

Besiktas are currently being monitored by UEFA to ensure they adhere to FFP  guidelines and have set a valuation of £20 million on Ozykaup.  The Daily Star meanwhile claim that Manchester United are preparing a £20 million move for the Turkish international midfielder and his former club Arsenal have also been linked.

Ozyakup is no stranger to English football having played for Arsenal as a youth player before joining Besiktas for £350,000 in 2012.

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