Antalyaspor in talks with Arsenal over Jack Wilshere deal

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 15:  Jack Wilshere of AFC Bournemouth reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth at White
Image: Jack Wilshere spent last season on loan at Bournemouth

Antalyaspor are in talks with Arsenal over a move for Jack Wilshere, the Turkish club have confirmed.

Wilshere, who has 12 months left on his current Arsenal deal, was the subject of an initial £6m offer from Serie A club Sampdoria last week, according to Sky in Italy.

Antalyaspor president Ali Safak Ozturk has now revealed his interest in bringing the midfielder to the Turkish Super Lig, but Arsenal's demands may prove a stumbling block.

"We made an enquiry and are in talks but Arsenal want a lot for Wilshere," he said.

"It will be a difficult move to pull off."

Wilshere spent last season on loan at Bournemouth but was forced to return to the Gunners early after fracturing his leg against Tottenham in April.

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Image: Arsene Wenger expects Wilshere to remain at Arsenal and fight for his place

The 25-year-old made 29 Premier League appearances for the Cherries in the 2016-17 campaign, though, contributing two assists.

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Arsene Wenger has said he expects Wilshere to stay at Arsenal and fight for first-team football.

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