Fenerbahce reportedly reject £4.2million Tottenham bid for Mehmet Topal

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Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly bid for the Turkish international midfielder.

According to a report from Turkish newspaper Radikal, Tottenham Hotspur have had a £4.2million bid rejected for Fenerbahce midfielder Mehmet Topal.

The Turkish side have been making headlines in recent days for their ambitious signings – bringing Manchester United duo Nani and Robin van Persie to the club – but it seems they also have players attracting interest from elsewhere.

The Radikal report claims that both Tottenham and Spanish side Valencia are interested in Topal, but that Fenerbahce have thus far rejected all offers to have come their way.

Tottenham have already waved goodbye to Paulinho and Etienne Capoue this summer with Benjamin Stambouli expected to follow, so midfield is an area of the field Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will no doubt be keen to strengthen.

Topal is a defensive midfielder who has played 123 times for Fenerbahce to date, scoring 11 goals and providing eight assists in that time.

He previously turned out for Galatasaray and Valencia and he has been capped 49 times for Turkey.

Given his experience he would be a sensible signing for Tottenham considering the number of young players currently at the club.

But if he does move on – and it is a big if following recent comments from Fenerbahce’s chairman in an interview with Turkishfootball.com – it will take more than Tottenham’s alleged initial offer to get the ball rolling.

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