Arsenal and Liverpool target Burak Yilmaz’s move to Lazio breaks down

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Here’s one to keep an eye on.

A couple of sources are reporting that Burak Yilmaz’s move from Galatasaray to Lazio may have broken down with the Italains reluctant to meet the Turkish club’s valuation of the prolific striker.

The BBC’s Andy Brassell suggests that the reported offer of €15m (£12.75m) has been judged insufficient.

“Granted, Burak only cost €5m (£4.25m) from Trabzonspor, but Lig TV reports that his old club would be due a third of the profit and that the striker himself would be entitled to a cut of any transfer fee.”

If Arsenal ending looking for another striker – if for example the Ba deal doesn’t happen – or if Real tempt Liverpool into parting with Suarez, Yilmaz would be an obvious target and the fact that his club seem keen on selling him – albeit for the right price – could make this a deal that happens.