Torino set aside €5 million for the former Arsenal midfielder Ozyakup
Serie A side Torino have been linked with a move for Besiktas’s midfielder Oğuzhan Özyakup according to the Italian football website calciomercato.
The report states that Torino are preparing a loan bid for the 22-year-old with the option of signing him at the end of the season for €5 million. Torino are currently in 13th place in Serie A with 22 points in 19 games.
Özyakup’s future at Besiktas has been put in doubt after the former Arsenal man lost his place in the starting line-up to new transfer Jose Sosa.
Besiktas are unlikely to accept a loan offer for their young midfielder while Özyakup has stated that he is happy at the Istanbul based club.
The attacking midfielder joined Besiktas in July 2012 for €800,000 from Arsenal.
The 22-year-old has seven assists and two goal in 24 appearances for Besiktas this season.