Arsenal in talks with Sporting Director to complete double transfer

Arsenal are reportedly in talks with Turkish outfit Fernabahce over the potential transfers of Laurent Koscielny and Mohamed Elneny.

Turkish tabloid FotoMac reports that the discussions took place during the Europa League in Baku.

Fenerbahce sporting director Damien Comolli was in attendance and spoke to senior officials of the London club about the two players.

Comolli is familiar with the Premier League having worked in the same capacity as the sporting director of Liverpool some few years back.

Elneny was a target for the Turkish outfit in January but a move failed to materialize. The Egyptian international has established himself as a squad player during his time at the Emirates.

He made just 17 appearances this season and Arsenal would do well to cash-in on the player as his existing contract expires in 2022.

Laurent Koscielny has been a stalwart for the club in the past decade but injuries and age has caught up with the French ace. The 33-year-old is a fan favourite with his contract expiring in 2020.

It would be a tough call to sell but at this stage, Unai Emery needs all the funds he can get with reports that the club has provided just £45 million for transfers.

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