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Kokcu is wanted by Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Feyenoord are ready to sell Orkun Kokcu after Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta made the playmaker one of his top targets, according to reports.

The 19-year-old is highly rated by the Gunners and his current club, but Feyenoord are eager to raise transfer funds to sign Heerenveen’s star midfielder Joey Veerman.

Voetbal International claim Feyenoord will accept a £23million bid for Kokcu, who has made 35 appearances this season.

Arteta identified the midfielder earlier this year as an ideal addition to his squad and technical director Edu has already held talks about signing Kokcu.

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Kokcu would be Arteta’s first permanent signing after Arsenal were only able to secure loan deals in the winter window.

Arsenal were thought to be prepared to pay as much as £25m for Kokcu after Sevilla declared an interest in the Dutchman.

Feyenoord are free to weigh up their transfer plans after the Eredivisie was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Arteta is yet to make his first permanent signing for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

League chiefs confirmed on Friday the 2019/20 season had been called off and that there would be no champions or relegations this year.

Feyenoord were in third place, six points behind league leaders Ajax and AK Alkmaar – who were separated by goal difference.

With leagues across the country debating whether to resume or abandon their seasons, Ajax star Dusan Tadic hit out at the decision in the Netherlands.

‘Both champions are not an option for me either, because a difference has been made,’ he said.

‘That difference is the target difference. And we have agreed that goal difference counts in case of a tie.

‘Then it is very simple for me and Ajax must be declared the champion. This prize was taken from us.’

‘You want to become champions every year and Ajax is now also at the top,’ he added.

The rest of the Eredivisie season has been cancelled (Picture: Getty

‘Even under these circumstances you have to be declared champion. I think it’s great that the competition has stopped, but the number one is the number one.

‘We have agreed rules with all clubs in advance. The rules say that the goal difference counts and not the mutual result. 

‘If we had mutually agreed on results, AZ would be the rightful champion. I would have liked to make our supporters happy with the trophy.’

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