Marcel Brands rejects loan bid from Galatasaray for Everton midfielder

Everton chief Marcel Brands have reportedly rejected a loan approach from Galatasaray to secure the services of midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. The France international struggled for regular gametime with the Toffees during the previous campaign and he was restricted to just 16 appearances across all competitions.

As a result, he has been touted to head through the exit door this summer but it appears that the Toffees have not received any concrete offers for his signature. According to The Liverpool Echo, the former Southampton man has been the subject of a loan approach from Turkish champions Galatasaray but the offer has been knocked back by the Toffees under the knowledge of Brands.

Onyekuru Turns Down CSKA Moscow

The agent of Henry Onyekuru has revealed that the striker has no plans of joining CSKA Moscow during this summer’s transfer window. The Nigeria international has spent the past two seasons away on loan from Everton and the same could remain the case for the forthcoming campaign, considering he has not played sufficient international games over the past two years to earn a UK work permit.

Owing to this, he has caught the attention of CSKA Moscow from the Russian top-flight, but he does not appear keen on pursuing the challenge. In a report covered by Goal.com, the player’s representative confirmed that there has been a proposal from CSKA but the Nigeria has decided to knock back the advances, he said: “We had a proposal from CSKA, but the player decided to refuse the Moscow club."

Babel joins Galatasaray on a Free

Former Fulham forward Ryan Babel has joined Turkish champions Galatasaray on a Bosman agreement. The 32-year-old was available on a free transfer shortly after the loan stint with Fulham and he has now penned a three-year deal with Galatasaray, where he has the opportunity to ply his trade in the Champions League once more.

Shortly after signing for the club, the Netherlands international expressed his delight over the move and he is hopeful of winning trophies with the reigning league champions, he said: "I think my adventure should continue like this.

ARSENAL PLAN DOUBLE TRANSFER

Arsenal are thought to be preparing a bid for Real Madrid pair of Mariano Diaz and Lucas Vazquez. The duo is reportedly out of favour in the club and isthought to have been offered to Arsenal.

The Gunners have been keen on Vazquez in recent weeks, as manager Unai Emery wants to bring more width to the squad. Alex Iwobi and HenrikMkhitaryan failed to make a permanent claim to the first team with underwhelming performances last season.

Henry Onyekuru keen on remaining with Galatasaray for the forthcoming season

Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru has said that he would prefer to remain in the Turkish Super Lig with Galatasaray next season. The marksman joined Istanbul giants on a season-long loan from Everton last summer and he had an impressive season where he contributed towards 22 goals while helping the team secure a domestic League and Cup double.

Speaking to Haberturk, the former EAS Kupen man has said that he wants to continue his career with Gala, given he has adapted to the surroundings and has the chance to impress in the Champions League, he told: “I want to stay. I want to continue my career and future in Galatasaray. I adapted to Galatasaray and the (Turkish Super Lig). I believe that I will do much better in the Champions League.”

Ryan Babel confirms transfer interest from Galatasaray

Dutch footballer Ryan Babel has confirmed that he is the subject of interest from Galatasaray this summer. The Netherlands international spent the second half of the previous season on loan at Fulham from Besiktas but he is currently a free-agent after his contract expired with the Istanbul outfit.

Speaking to Algemeen Dagblad, Babel acknowledged that Gala have presented the best package to secure his services and only time will tell whether he will link up with the Turkish champions, he said: "They have the best offer at the moment. I don't have to make a secret of that. But there are also discussions with other clubs. It wouldn't be the first time in football or my own career for things to go differently than expected, so I will just have to wait and see."

Onyekuru focused on good season’s ending

Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru has said that he is not concerned about his future and he is hoping to end the season on a good note with Galatasaray.

The young forward recently bagged his first major trophy in Europe after Gala’s Turkish Cup triumph and he could end the campaign with a domestic double.

GALA NET VITAL WIN

Galatasaray secured an extremely vital victory this weekend over Besiktas to not only displace the table toppers and the title favorites Istanbul Basaksehir from their spot, but also ensured that they are in the strongest position now in the title race in the Turkish top tier.

Although both Galatasaray and Istanbul are equalized on points at the moment, but the former has an advantage of a goal differential of +8 over the latter.

MUSTAFI OFF TO GALA?

A number of Arsenal players might be on their way out this summer as Unai Emery is looking to generate some funds to make fresh signings.

The fresh signings at Arsenal don’t seem to be possible without offloading because the hierarchy has let Emery know that they are not providing him a lot of funds for shopping players.

Galatasaray can win the league

Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim believes that his side can win the league despite being the leaders Istanbul in the table. He said that his team is playing well now and that there is no reason why they will not be able to make up the gap on leaders.

Fatih Terim said that the players are ready to give their best and that they want to fight until the end. He said that they have started the season badly and this is the main reason why they are behind in the league tables.

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