Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin, who has been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United in recent days, has reportedly rejected the chance to join Besiktas.
According to AS, Sahin has turned down the chance to return to his homeland and play in the Turkish Super Lig side Besiktas as a number of clubs show interest in luring him away from Madrid.
Arsenal on Tuesday confirmed the signing of Santi Cazorla from Malaga and are keen on adding the Turkey international to their ranks by agreeing a season-long loan deal with the Spanish champions.
Premier League rivals Manchester United are also keen, but according to reports in Spain, the Red Devils want to sign Sahin on a permanent deal.
Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has revealed is ready to let the 23-year-old leave the Bernabeu this month.
"He’s a young boy, he wants to play every match," the Special One said last week.
"He wants to be happy to play, he wants to play to be happy, and in Real Madrid with Xabi Alonso, with [Sami] Khedira, with Lassana [Diarra], [Esteban] Granero, [Mesut] Ozil, the situation is not easy."
Mourinho also said the decision of whether Sahin leaves the club before the end of the month will be down to the player himself.
"Real Madrid is very difficult. It is not an easy club, because we demand a lot.
"We have great players, and when you don’t start well, it is difficult to do it.
"If he stays, he’s not a problem for me, he’s one more solution. We leave [the situation] in his hands."