Galatasaray are continuing to work on a deal for Manchester City defender Jason Denayer, who has resisted interest from a host of clubs to try and push through a return to Istanbul – and he could be joined by a City teammate.
According to Turkish source Fanatik, during ongoing negotiations for Denayer, Galatasaray requested the conditions for taking Douglas Luiz on loan for the season.
Douglas, 20, was denied a work permit shortly before the transfer deadline, which Pep Guardiola was visibly frustrated about during his pre-Arsenal press conference as he had hoped to use the Brazilian midfielder as cover for compatriot Fernandinho.
That leaves City with until the end of August to find a loan club for Douglas, and while a second spell at Girona FC is a possibility, Galatasaray are also keen. The Turkish champions currently have a former City midfielder, Fernando, on the books, but having qualified for the Champions League, need a deeper squad.
Their priority is to try and secure Denayer, for whom Serie A club Torino have asked for on loan with an option to buy in recent days. It is thought that Galatasaray want Denayer on a third loan deal or for a cut-price fee of around £3million, which falls short of City’s £7million-plus valuation.
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