According to latest reports from Turkish media outlet Fanatik, West Ham are keen to sign Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy.

Earlier reports suggested that the French international is set to leave on a season-long loan deal to Turkish giants Galatasaray with the Gunners accepting the deal.  But premier league rivals has decided to join the race for the veteran defender.

The 31-year old is now considered as surplus to Wenger’s requirements going into the new season as he has plenty of options in the defense and is keen to trim his squad.

Debuchy has fell behind in the pecking order with the emergence of Hector Bellerin who is touted as the best young fullback in Europe. Since making a move to Emirates from NewCastle in 2014 for £12 million, the French International has only managed 22 appearances for the North London club.

The player has spent the second half of last season on loan at French outfit Bordeaux but failed to make an impact as he suffered an injury during his loan spell which restricted him to only 9 Ligue 1 appearances.

West Ham are looking to have a talented squad with depth going into the new season as they would be featuring both in Europa League and Premier League. The player still has three years in his contract with Gunners.

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