Arsenal could miss out on £12m defensive target following comments from Turkish giants sporting director

Manchester City defender Jason Denayer is in negotiations with Galatasaray over a return to the Istanbul giants according to sporting director Levent Nazifoglu.

The director stated that despite an agreement not yet being in place, talks have been progressing and the situation currently looks ‘promising’.

“Nothing has been finalised yet but talks have been promising,” Nazifoglu was quoted as saying by Emre Sarigul.

The Istanbul want Denayer to return on loan after an impressive spell at the club last season playing as a centre-back and full-back.

Galatasaray will not be able to offer Denyaer Champions League football this time around due to the club currently serving a one-year European competition ban as a result of breaching FFP rules.

The Sun report that Arsenal are also interested in Denayer and that City want £12 million for the defender if they are to release him on a permanent deal.

Per the source, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has his eye on Denayer as a solution for his problems in defence – Per Mertesacker, Gabriel and Koscielny are all currently out.

The North London based outfit conceded four goals against Liverpool at the Emirates in their opening Premier League game of the season during their 4-3 defeat.

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