Nazifoglu revealed that the French defender was offered to Galatasaray via his agent.
“Mathieu Debuchy was offered to Galatasaray through his agent on a loan deal,” Nazifoglu was quoted as saying by Turkish-football.com.
A source close to Galatasaray told Turkish-football.com that head coach Jan Rierkerink has urged the board to strengthen the full-back position after a string of poor performances from his current defensive unit over the pre-season. Debut and Newcastle United full-back Daryl Janmaat top his current shortlist.
Galatasaray struggled defensively last season conceding the most goals in the top eight – 49 – and the full-back positions have been identified as being one of the mains problems.
Debuchy does have another three-years remaining on his Arsenal contract but the Gunners did let him leave on a loan over the second half of last season to Bordeaux.
Arsenal are reported to have accepted Galatasaray’s loan bid for Debuchy and the Istanbul giants want a €3 million buyout clause option according to the Fanatik sports newspaper.
The Lions are also in talks with Liverpool over singing experienced midfielder Lucas Leiva.