Arsenal transfer news: Major Caglar Soyuncu decision as deadline is set
Soyuncu has forged a reputation as one of the top defensive prospects in Europe since joining Freiburg from Altinordu.
Arsenal are keen to get him on-board this summer with Sven Mislintat leading an overhaul of the squad Unai Emery inherited from Arsene Wenger.
Soyuncu is currently away on holiday in Ibiza and the fact he is not involved in the World Cup means a deal can progress quickly.
The latest reports indicate Arsenal will soon discover if they are to beat a cluster of other clubs to the centre-back’s signature.
According to Turkish-Football, a decision over Soyuncu’s future will be made after Eid, on Sunday.
Eid brings an end to the month of Ramadan and it seems a switch could follow closely after.
Turkish-Football indicate no move has yet been arranged, with talk of a medical having taken place premature.
Mislintat will be hoping Soyuncu chooses to join Arsenal having tracked the 22-year-old since he was at Borussia Dortmund.
Arsenal are one of four Premier League clubs, thought to include Manchester United, keeping tabs on Soyuncu, according to his agent, Mustafa Dogru.
“Sven Mislintat has been keen on Caglar since he was at Borussia Dortmund,” said Dogru. “He first scouted him back in Germany.
“There are four Premier League sides who’ve made a move for Soyuncu, that we are in talks with.”
Soyuncu is also thought to have the option to swap the Bundesliga for La Liga as he approaches the Freiburg exit door.
Soyuncu’s fate could be in Freiburg’s hands despite him being ready to decide where he wants to go.
Freiburg will have to hand 25 per cent of the fee they receive for him to Altinordu – meaning they may drive it up.
That could force Arsenal to drop out of the race to sign him due to their plan to make a net spend of just £50m this summer.
Altinordu president Mehmet Ozkan revealed last month that he expects Soyuncu to join Arsenal though.