Fenerbahce have received interest from Arsenal for star defender

Arsenal are targeting a move for Fenerbahce defender Simon Kjear according to the BBC journalist David Ornstein.

Ornstein tweeted that the Gunners are considering Kjaer and Bayer Leverkusen defender Omer Toprak as alternatives for Shkodran Mustafi who remains the North London sides priority.

A source close to the player told Emre Sarigul that Kjaer has had interest from Arsenal but that Fenerbahce want to keep the Denmark intentional at the club over the summer.

Fenerbahce have already turned down offers for Kjaer and he is considered a key player in the current Yellow Canaries setup.

Kjaer has however, been scouted by clubs across Europe including Premier League teams.

The powerful defender has also been linked with Chelsea over the transfer window but Fenerbahce made it clear back then as well that they do not want to sell.

The Istanbul giants value Kjaer as being worth €15 million and he does have another three-years remaining on his current contract.

The 27-year-old centre back joined the Yellow Canaries on a €7.65 million move from Ligue 1 outfit Lille last summer.

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