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Arsenal confident burning off Sevilla competition for Feyenoord midfielder Kokcu

Arsenal are confident burning off all competition for Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu.

Sevilla sports chief Monchi has jumped into the race for the 18 year-old Turkey U21 international.

However, Arseanl remain confident of winning the race for Kokcu's signature, with an offer of £25m being prepared.

Kokcu is a personal target for Gunners Mikel Arteta, who is a big fan of the midfield schemer.

Feyenoord coach Dick Advocaat acknowledged Arsenal's interest earlier this month: “It seems that what I read is true.

“But no one has yet come to Feyenoord [to make an offer or hold talks]."

Asked whether or not he felt Kokcu could adapt to Premier League football with the Gunners, the 72-year-old replied: “I think he fits everywhere."

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