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Transfer talk: Tottenham linked with Besiktas midfielder

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Tottenham want Besiktas midfielder Tolgay Arslan, Turkish media reports claim.

The website Fotomac claim Spurs are preparing a bid of around £8.8m for the 27-year-old and even suggest the two clubs are close to an agreement.

Arslan is a former Germany Under-21 international whose contract runs until 2022.

The media in Turkey regularly link players there with top European clubs.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror claim West Ham may need to sell some of their younger players in order to give new manager David Moyes money to spend in January.

Reece Oxford, Declan Rice, Domingos Quina and Josh Cullen are mentioned as players who could be sold by the Hammers.

The Mirror say Arsenal are among several clubs keeping tabs on the highly-rated Rice.

And The Sun say Mesut Ozil wants Jack Wilshere’s number 10 shirt at Arsenal if he is to sign a new deal to stay with the club.

There continues to be speculation over the future of Ozil, whose current contract at the Emirates Stadium expires at the end of the season.

The Sun claim his demands include a pay rise and a switch from number 11 to 10 because it is linked to his brand — his Instagram handle is m10_official and he previously wore the number 10 shirt at Real Madrid.