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Wednesday 8 August
Besiktas president in London
Besiktas president Fikret Orman is currently in London amid reports Arsenal are in talks over David Ospina, Danny Welbeck and Domagoj Vida.
Orman posted a video on his official Instagram account of himself walking through a park in London this morning.
Earlier this week, Orman admitted it may be in Besiktas’ interests to let Vida go.
He said: “A player who wants to leave brings no benefits to the club. You must look at the interests of the club.”
Top four prediction
Match of the Day pundit Danny Murphy has predicted Arsenal will finish out of the top four this season.
“I think the gap is too big to breach so quickly for some of the other teams chasing, like Liverpool and [Manchester] United. For me, I think City will be champions again,” he said.
“They are an exquisite team now. Their confidence, their ability to rotate players and their ability to win even when not playing brilliantly is there for all to see.
“That game against Chelsea – although it’s only a Community Shield – just reiterates the competition they have for places. They won that game without three of their best players.
“For me, my top four would be City, then Liverpool, United and Tottenham.”
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‘No more ins’
Telegraph journalist Jeremy Wilson has delivered an update on what Arsenal could do before the deadline.
Wilson tweeted: “Transfer deadline expectations at Arsenal: No more ins.
“Perez to West Ham.
“Maybe a move for Welbeck but far from agreed while other possible outs abroad, such as Ospina, will probably drag further into August.”
Arsenal are set to change from Puma to adidas in a £60m kit deal.
It is double the amount Puma have been paying since 2014.
The money will also help manager Unai Emery in the transfer market.
Ospina to Besiktas
Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina is close to joining Besiktas.
Ospina has seen Bernd Leno arrive this summer and push him down the pecking order.
And Arsenal boss Unai Emery is willing to let Ospina leave to create funds for a late transfer spree.
“I will return to Arsenal and assess the situation,” Ospina told Colombian TV.
“But right now I think it is time for something new. Arsenal is going through a transition period, they signed a new keeper and have a new manager.
“I will hold talks with the new boss and my agent and weigh up my options.”
Arsenal transfer news: David Ospina could join Besiktas (Image: GETTY)
Reports in Turkey say an offer from Arsenal for Domagoj Vida will come on deadline day.
According to Fotospor, Arsenal want Vida to replace the injured Laurent Koscielny and his make their proposal tomorrow.
Vida impressed for Croatia at the World Cup.
Campbell to Olympiacos
Joel Campbell could be on his way to Olympiacos.
The Costa Rica international has been told by Unai Emery that he is surplus to requirements but the winger has struggled to find a new club.
But Greek outlet NovaSports say Campbell could join Olympiacos, where he had a loan spell in 2013-14.