Arshavin linked to Galatasaray

  • Last Updated: August 7 2012, 9:44 BST

Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin would be prepared to move to Turkey, according to his agent, amid reports of a £4million bid from Galatasaray.

Andrey Arshavin: Open to a move to Turkey

Queens Park Rangers have also been linked with the Russian, who was set to hold talks over his future with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger before the start of the season.

Arshavin spent the second half of last season on loan at former side Zenit St Petersburg and was expected to leave Emirates Stadium this summer in order to fund other incomings.

And Galatasaray is one possible destination, with Arshavin's agent, Dennis Lachter, indicating a move to Eastern Europe would not be an issue.

Lachter said in the Daily Mirror: "We have no problem going to Turkey."

Galatasaray, though, could have to increase their offer, as Wenger and Arsenal are thought to want closer to £7m for a player who they paid £15m for in the winter of 2009.

Russia captain Arshavin is reported to want a lucrative move to the Middle East but might be tempted by the switch Turkey.