ARSENAL are looking to sign Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu – and want a deal done before this summer’s Euros.
Kokcu, 19, has emerged as one of Europe’s leading young talents while establishing himself as a regular for the Dutch side.
Feyenoord are understood to be prepared to allow Kokcu to leave but will demand more than £15million for a player whose contract runs out in 2023.
Although yet to be capped by the senior Turkey side, Kokcu is expected to be included in their Euro 2020 squad and Arsenal fear that could see him snapped up by one of their rivals.
They would therefore look to sign the 19-year-old prior to the tournament, given how his price could rocket if he impresses for his country.
A number of Spanish clubs are said to be interested while Paris Saint-Germain, as well as London rivals Spurs and Chelsea, are also known to have tracked Kokcu over the past year and a half.
Arsenal are thought to be in the market for midfield reinforcements, with Mesut Ozil among those linked with the Emirates exit door.
Born in the Netherlands, Kokcu represented Holland at under-19 and under-21 level before switching allegiances to Turkey last year.
Despite his tender age, Kokcu has made 29 appearances for Feyenoord so far this season, with three goals and four assists to his name in all competitions.
Arsenal’s rebuild under Mikel Arteta looks set to continue this summer following the arrivals of defenders Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari in January.