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Premier League Football pair Fernando, Feghouli set for Galatasaray

Istanbul giants Galatasaray have agreed terms to sign Brazilian midfielder Fernando from Manchester City and Algerian international Sofiane Feghouli from West Ham United, Turkish media reports said on Friday.

Both English Premier League players would arrive in Istanbul on Monday at the latest and then join Galatasaray’s pre-season camp in Austria after medical tests and a signing ceremony, the NTV Spor website said.

It said City would receive 5.25 million euros (£4.7 million, $6.2 million) for Fernando and the Hammers 4.5 million euros for Feghouli.

The Fanatik sports daily carried the same report, saying that Feghouli had agreed a three-year deal and had already left West Ham’s pre-season camp.

Galatasaray are seeking to regroup after finishing fourth in the domestic Super Lig last season, well behind champions and Istanbul rivals Besiktas.

For the new season, the club have already signed French international striker Bafetimbi Gomis and Moroccan international midfielder Younes Belhanda.

But Croatian manager Igor Tudor still has to convince fans he is the man for the job.

Galatasaray’s season started in the worst possible way with the side knocked out by Swedish outfit Ostersund in the the Europa League second qualifying round.

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