Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny will not join Besiktas after being unable to agree on salary demands before Wednesday’s deadline.
The Egyptian midfielder spent the 2019/20 season on loan with the Turkish side and could have reinstated had the two sides reached a deal.
Elneny played 36 times for Besiktas, before playing 41 times in the 2020/21 campaign on his return to Arsenal.
Turkish side Galatasaray were also interested in midfield services, but the move failed for the same reasons.
Club president Burak Elmas himself vetoed the move after Elneny demanded a salary worth € 2.5million (£ 2.15million) a year on a four-year contract.
It would have meant that Galatasaray would have had to pay Elneny € 15million (£ 12.87million) over the course of the deal, which they were unwilling to do.
The Egyptian midfielder has only a year left on his contract and unless someone else replaces him in the coming days, Arsenal will look to move him again in the January transfer window.
The worst-case scenario for the club is that he leaves as a free agent next summer and with Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey, Albert Sambi Lokonga all ahead of him in the pecking order, it seems unlikely that he will feature. a lot this season.
Elneny has been at the club since January 2016 and has played 132 times in all of the club’s competitions and helped them win an FA Cup and two Community Shields.
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