Fenerbahce Midfielder's Price Tag Revealed as Leicester & Crystal Palace Continue Scouting

Leicester, Crystal Palace, and Sevilla will have to cough up €20m to secure the services of Fenerbahce captain Ozan Tufan, according to reports. 

The two Premier League clubs, who have been linked with the Turkish midfielder in the past, are continuing to track his progress. It is reported Tufan is weighing up his options ahead of a potential summer move away from the Super Lig. 

Leicester have also been linked with a move for Tufan's clubmate, Kosovan international Vedat Muriqi, as was ​reported by 90min on Wednesday. 

Ozan Tufan,Kingsley Coman

According to ​Fotospor, however, Fenerbahce are determined to keep hold of the 24-year-old, and will only enter transfer negotiations with clubs who are willing to meet their €20m valuation of the player. 

Tufan, who spent last campaign out on loan at Alanyaspor, returned in the summer and has been a regular fixture in Fenerbahce's midfield ever since. So far this season, he has made 20 appearances, scoring twice, and registering five assists. 

His impressive performances in the middle of the park have brought him to the attention of a host of European clubs in the past, ​including Leicester and P​alace, who are both keen to bolster their midfield options come the summer. Tufan's most recent Instagram post is of him with Leicester defender Caglar Soyuncu - make of that what you will.

Now an important part of Fenerbahce's plans, the Turkish international's contract was due to expire at the end of the current season. However, the club moved quickly to extend his deal until the summer of 2023. 

Tufan, who was signed for €7m from fellow Turkish side Bursapsor in the summer of 2015, may prove difficult for for the Turkish side to keep in the summer transfer window.

In terms of their current season, Fenerbahce remain in the hunt for European qualification. They are currently fifth in the league, just four points off top spot. 

Source : 90min