Lukas Podolski is due to start his pre-season preparations at London Colney on Monday morning, however, according to reports in Turkey he could soon be loaned to Galatasaray.
The Süper Lig side, who finished second behind Fenerbahce last season, are believed to have turned their attention towards the 29-year-old World Cup winner after an approach for Joel Campbell was rebuffed.
Galatasaray did try and lure the striker to Istanbul on a permanent basis two years ago only for Arsene Wenger to lure him to London from Cologne.
Publication AMK claim that Galatasaray have today sent a delegation to the Emirates to negotiate a deal. Quite why these things can’t be done with Skype, PayPal and a virtual high-five we don’t know…
Podolski has repeatedly been linked with a move away from Arsenal in the last year or so and still has two years left to run on his current contract. He number 9 scored 12 goals in 27 appearances last season.
The king of superfluous social media hashtagging has, if his Instagram account is to be believed, spent the summer hanging out with all of the world’s famous people in all of the world’s countries.