Arsenal set to face competition from Sevilla in Orkun Kokcu pursuit

Arsenal set to face competition from Sevilla in their pursuit of a £23m summer move for Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu

  • Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu is a target for Arsenal in the summer window
  • Mikel Arteta’s side could face competition from Sevilla for the young star though
  • Feyenoord’s sporting director has confirmed Julen Lopetegui is interested 

Sevilla are rivalling Arsenal in the race for Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu.

As revealed by Sportsmail, the 19-year-old is a target for the Gunners this summer but the Emirates side are now facing competition from Spain.

Feyenoord sporting director Frank Arnesen has confirmed Julen Lopetegui’s side are keen, saying: ‘There are no offers. But we are aware of Sevilla’s interest.

Sevilla are set to join Arsenal in pursuit of Feyenoord talent Orkun Kokcu for a summer move

Arsenal are making their moves early in a bid to secure the 19-year-old midfielder

‘We have held meetings, and there are four clubs interested in him, one of them is Sevilla.

‘There is nothing official yet, and no offers have been received.’

Arsenal have been keen to strike an early £23million deal for Kokcu.

Mikel Arteta wants to overhaul his squad in the summer after a run of disappointing seasons

The star came through Feyenoord’s youth academy and has enjoyed a breakthrough year

Speaking last month, Feyenoord boss Dick Advocaat confirmed: ‘It seems that what I read (about Arsenal) is true, but no one has yet come to Feyenoord (to make their interest clear).

‘I think he fits in everywhere.’

The midfielder has enjoyed a breakthrough season after playing must of the previous term playing under-19 football, making 21 first-team starts in the Eredivisie. 

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