Report: Everton prepared to better Arsenal's offer for Oguzhan Ozyakup by £3 million

Besiktas' Turkish midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup (C) reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between Besiktas and Monaco on November 1,...

Everton and Arsenal are both reportedly interested in signing the Besiktas man.

Porto's Algerian forward Yacine Brahimi (L) vies with Besiktas' midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup during the UEFA Champions League football match FC Porto vs Beskitas JK at the Dragao stadium in...

Reports emanating from Turkey today suggest that the Toffees are preparing  £13 million bid for Besiktas ace Oguzhan Ozyakup, as they look to beat Arsenal to his signature, according to Turkish media outlet Fotospor.

Everton have begun this season in extremely poor fashion, and currently sit in 16th position in the Premier League table, just three points clear of the relegation zone.

With their current situation looking so bleak, the Blues will surely be looking to strengthen their options during the January transfer window, and reports in the Turkish media claim that they have already identified one of their primary targets.

Besiktas' Turkish midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup (L) vies with Monaco's Brazilian defender Fabinho (R) during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between Besiktas and Monaco on...

Fotospor report that Everton are preparing a £13 million bid to secure the signing of 25-year-old playmaker Oguzhan Ozyakup.

The 30-capped Turkey international is also a reported transfer target for Arsenal, with the Sun claiming that Arsene Wenger is prepared to spend £10 million on their former player.

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Turkey's midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup celebrates his team's victory at the end of the Euro 2016 group D football match between Czech Republic and Turkey at Bollaert-Delelis stadium in Lens... 

The midfielder would certainly find first-team football harder to come by at the Emirates than he would at Goodison Park, and a move to Everton might better serve him in terms of his overall development as a footballer.

And with the January transfer window just around the corner, this will be one to keep a close eye on.

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