Confirmed: Arsenal agree £7.5m for incisive midfielder runner, player wants move

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ARSENAL have received an enquiry from Antalyaspor over Jack Wilshere – but he is prioritising a move to West Ham.

The Gunners are ready to offload the 25-year-old this summer and are open to offers.

West Ham, Swansea and Sampdoria have all been credited with interest in the midfielder.

Wilshere is currently recovering from a fractured leg suffered in April at the end of his Bournemouth loan spell, and with less than 12 months remaining on his Arsenal contract, a departure looks likely.

Reports have indicated Arsene Wenger values Wilshere at around £20million, and the Gunners would prefer a sale over another loan.

With the England international available, Turkish side Antalyaspor have spoken with Arsenal about a move.

However, Wilshere’s price-tag leaves them less optimistic of being able to lure him across Europe.

Antalyaspor president Ali Safak Ozturk said: “We made an enquiry and are in talks but Arsenal want a lot for Wilshere.

“It will be a difficult move to pull off.”

Sampdoria have already seen a £7.5m bid rejected by Arsenal this summer as they hold out for a bigger fee.

A switch across London to boyhood club West Ham would be Wilshere’s first choice, though.

According to Football London, joining Slaven Bilic‘s side is Wilshere’s preferred option.

However, the Hammers will look to pursue a loan deal due to the player’s injury record.

And it remains to be seen if West Ham will formalise their interest with a bid, although Bilic is said to be an admirer.

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