The Dutch side may look to sell Kokcu this summer, with the club needing to raise funds to sign their top target, Heerenveen’s Joey Veerman.
REPORT: Arsenal and Chelsea monitoring Orkun Kokcu situation
Arsenal and Chelsea Waiting to Move
Chelsea joined the race more recently. Olivier Giroud, Michy Batshuayi and Willian could all depart Stamford Bridge this summer. Therefore, Frank Lampard will want to strengthen his team with younger players.
Koku could be available for £23 million. However, the teenager is contracted to Feyenoord until 2023, so they remain in a good position to negotiate a higher fee this summer. His fee would decrease drastically if they couldn’t sell in in the coming window.
However, the 19-year-old reportedly wants to continue playing in the Eredivisie with Feyenoord for at least another season.
A number of European clubs from outside the Premier League look set to rival Arsenal and Chelsea for the teenager’s signature this summer.
Attacking midfielder Kokcu impressed for Feyenoord before the Eredivisie suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He made his debut for Feyenoord in 2018 but his breakthrough season came this year. The 19-year-old made 35 appearances in all competitions for De Kuip, in which he scored three goals and made six assists.
Despite representing Holland at various youth levels, Kokcu opted to play for Turkey in 2019 and made two appearances for the Turkish under 21 side.