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Gunners have €17m bid rejected for Galatasaray full-back Sacha Boey

Arsenal have seen a bid of £14.7million for Galatasaray right back Sacha Boey turned down, according to reports in Turkey.

Boey has impressed during his second season at the Turkish club, starting 29 matches in the league.

His performances have contributed to Galatasaray’s push for the Turkish Super Lig title, with Okan Buruk’s side holding a five point lead over Fenerbahce.

A victory over Sivasspor in their next match would seal Galatasaray’s first league title for four years.

According to Turkish journalist Nevzat Dindar, Arsenal have submitted a £14.7m offer for Boey.

Galatasaray have reportedly rejected the offer, with the club seeking a fee of close to £21m to sell the defender.

Galatasaray’s vice-president Erden Timur is claimed to have travelled to London to discuss the potential transfer.

Boey admitted to French newspaper L’Equipe last month that he would consider his options at the end of the season.

‘I have experienced the lows and the highs [at Galatasaray],’ Boey said.

‘My performance is consistent now.

‘I think it’s time to turn a corner but we’ll see at the end of the season depending on what happens.’

The 22-year-old admitted he had initially had reservations about moving from France to join Galatasaray.

Boey ultimately joined the club from Rennes in 2021 for a reported £1m transfer fee, having previously been on loan at Dijon.

He has now played 50 matches for Galatasaray in all competitions, including starting both legs of their Europa League last-16 clash with Barcelona last season.

Boey is eligible to play for both France and Cameroon at international level, with the full back having featured at youth level for the former.

A move for Boey could offer the Gunners depth at right back, with Takehiro Tomiyasu and Ben White having played in the role this season.

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