Besiktas have urged Arsenal to lower their asking price for midfielder

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Besiktas have urged Arsenal to reduce their asking price for defensive midfielder Mohamed Elneny.

A source close to Besiktas revealed to Turkish-Football that Turkish giants want Mohamed Elneny to stay on beyond the end of the season.

The Egypt international defensive midfielder is on loan at the Black Eagles who have an €18m buy option.

Due to the Black-Whites financial position, it is near difficult for the club to match Arsenal’s asking price for the Egypt international ace.

Besiktas sent a delegation to London for talks with the Gunners with the view to reach a compromise.

The Black Eagles want the Gunners to lower their price or agree to extend his loan stay by another campaign.

The experienced midfielder is under a deal at the north London based outfit until 2022.

He could spend another campaign on loan at Besiktas and still have a year remaining on his deal with Arsenal.

Mohamed Elneny has settled into life in Istanbul and is a first-team regular for the Turkish giants but has not lost touch with his former teammates and recently met Mesut Ozil in Istanbul.

The 27-year-old has one assist in 24 appearances for the Istanbul based side in all competitions this term.

Besiktas are currently 7th in the Super Lig eight points behind leaders Trabzonspor.