Arsenal are hoping to offload the duo of Mohamed Elneny and Sead Kolasinac in January.
Both players are in the final year of their contract at the Emirates, and neither has been offered a new deal. And, with the prospect of them leaving for free, it is thought best to try and extract some sort of fee for them if possible.
At the same time, getting them off the books would help trim the wage bill, with Kolasinac, in particular, among the current high earners at the club.
Both have been the subject of recent interest from Turkish clubs, with Galatasaray keeping close tabs on Elneny, who has previous experience of the Super Lig, having spent a season on loan with their Istanbul neighbours, Beșiktaş.
Meanwhile, Kolasinac has been watched by another Istanbul club, Fenerbahçe, which is the side that also signed his close friend Mesut Ozil this January.
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