Former AC Milan midfielder Mathieu Flamini on Fenerbahçe radar
Fenerbahçe have rekindled interest in Mathieu Flamini following AC Milan's decision to release the 28-year-old midfielder. The Istanbul club are preparing an attractive offer for the free agent.
The Istanbul club have began preparing for next season by looking for a replacement for Atletico Madrid bound Emre Belözoğlu.
Flamini had a nightmare season, suffering a serious knee injury in pre-season ruling him out for six months and since recovering only featured twice.
The 28 year old French International is reported to be unhappy with the current situation.
Flamini told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, "I want to play in the Champions League and play at a big club. I just want to play."
AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani was quoted as saying, "His time is up [Flamini] because too much time has passed," he said during an interview in Milan.
"We spoke to his agent and said that we don't expect anything else from the player. By the end of August another midfielder will arrive."
Flamini was on an annual salary of €4.5 million which The Rossoneri wanted cut to €2.7 million. However, an agreement failed to be reached and Flamini was subsequently released by the club.
Fenerbahçe finished the league campaign as runners up this season, the Yellow Canaries will be using the lure of a lucrative salary, Champions League as well as first team football to try and secure a deal.