The Turkish international is set to sign a four-year extension after Euro 2016.
Turkey's Mehmet Topal
It was being reported across Turkish media, including from Hurriyet, that Topal has now signed a contract to remain with Fenerbahce on the eve of Turkey’s Euro 2016 opener v Croatia this afternoon.
Now the Istanbul club have indeed confirmed the news themselves, after several weeks of protracted negotiations.
The Fenerbahce website does not confirm the length of the deal and states that it is not yet finalised, due to Topal’s involvement with the national team.
However, Hurriyet claims that he will sign a four-year extension to his deal, which was due to expire this summer.
It is a massive U-turn from the midfielder and will come as a blow to Spurs who, along with many teams, had been linked with the player this summer.
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Last month Turkish sources, including Karar, reported that Tottenham had already agreed a pre-contract agreement with the midfielder ahead of a summer move.
Tottenham are looking for midfield reinforcements to help them fight in the Champions League next season.
However Topal is now off the radar and Spurs will have to consider different options.