Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini is reportedly on the verge of completing a summer move to Galatasaray, according to a report in the Mirror.
The Turkish giants are believed to be keen on signing the out-of-favour French midfielder, who has struggled to get regular game time since the emergence of Francis Coquelin midway through the 2014/15 campaign.
Flamini rejoined Arsenal from AC Milan in 2013, five years after he left north London for the Italian giants, and was a regular member of the Gunners' first-team squad in the first-half of the 2014/15 campaign. But an injury and the emergence of Coquelin saw him miss out on a starting berth. He made just 15 Premier League appearances last season.
Arsene Wenger has a wealth of options in midfield with Coquelin, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla and Mikel Arteta.
According to the London Evening Standard, Galatasaray are close to completing a deal for a fee in the region of £2.8m ($4.3m) for the midfielder, who has just one year remaining on his contract.
However, Flamini, who refused to rule out a move, has made it clear that he is willing to remain at the Emirates Stadium and fight for a place in the team.
"I don't like to give up that easily. In football everything can move very easily one way and another. I don't like to look back at the past. We are starting a new season and I'm focused on that one," the 31-year-old midfielder is quoted as saying by the Telegraph.
"I played a lot in the first part of the season and then I got injured in January and after that the team has been winning nearly every game, so it's difficult to complain. Everything will be open and I will work hard to get my place back," Flamini added.
Flamini could join former Arsenal colleague Lukas Podolski at Galatasaray, if he completes a move to Turkey and will become Arsenal's eighth summer departure following the exits of Semi Ajayi, Abou Diaby, Ryo Miyaichi, Carl Jenkinson, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Yaya Sanogo. However, the last three have only left on a temporary basis.