Arsenal’s summer transfer window was a hectic one.
The Gunners splashed more money than any other Premier League club – spending in excess of £140million to add six players to their ranks.
Technical director Edu was able to bring in Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, Nuno Tavares, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Martin Odegaard, all of which are 23-years-old or under as the north London club look to build a long-term project with a bright future.
However, the Brazilian was criticised for his inability to offload fringe players, with the likes of Lucas Torreira, Hector Bellerin and Reiss Nelson all sent on season-long loans as Joe Willock’s £20million transfer to Newcastle United represented the only significant fee Arsenal received.
Still, given the Gunners are not in any European competition this season, there are a number of players reportedly unhappy with their playing time under Mikel Arteta, meaning the club could sanction a number of January transfer window sales to reduce the wage bill.
Bosnian wingback Sead Kolasinac and Mohamed Elneny have played just 134 Premier League minutes between them so far this term and Turkish outlet Fanatik are now reporting that Super Lig giants Galatasaray are interested in bringing Elneny to the club in the winter window.
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Furthermore, Yeni Asir state that fellow Turkish outfit Fenerbahce are interested in bringing Kolasinac to the Sukry Saracoglu Stadium and will sanction a move for the former Schalke defender in the New Year.
Kolasinac is paid £100,000 a week (£5.2million per year), according to Spotrac, who also claim that Elneny is on £52,500 per week (£2.73million a year), meaning that the north London club could cut a total of £7.93million from their wage bill if they allow them both to depart the Emirates Stadium in the coming months.
Source by Football London