Inter Milan striker Lukas Podolski's agent has refused to rule out a possible move to Turkey in the Summer once his loan deal in Italy expires.
The German international has been on loan at the San Siro since January after deciding to leave Arsenal in search of regular first-team football, but just two months in to that deal it looks like Inter have already decided not to make the move permanent.
Podolski has failed to impress Roberto Mancini and has already been criticised by the Italian manager for his lazy performances, which have also seen him finish second in a recent online poll rating January additions made by Serie A's top sides.
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Lack of Football
The 29-year-old left Arsenal due to lack of regular first-team football, and despite making nine appearances already for Inter, he is still struggling to show good form and has already been declined from the club on a permanent basis.
With Inter refusing to take the option to sign him permanently, Podolski is expected to return to Arsenal at the end of the season, where he will then hold career talks with Arsene Wenger about what they want to do next.
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No Emirates Future
After signing Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez last summer it's clear Wenger sees no future for Podolski at Arsenal, so a sale could be on the cards come the end of the season so Arsenal can get him off the wage bill.
The German is earning roughly £100k-a-week at the Emirates Stadium, and that was one of the reasons behind the loan deal taking place in January, but with Inter backing out of the deal, Arsenal will have to look elsewhere when trying to sell him.
However, a move to Turkey could well be on the cards after Podolski's agent admitted they are refusing to rule anything out.
Galatasaray wanted the striker last summer but failed in a bid to lure him to Turkey, but according to Ali Pektas that deal could yet be revived.
“Anything could happen,” Ali Pektas said. “Last summer he could have moved to Galatasaray, but it never materialised. Every summer Lukas and I go on holiday to Turkey.
“For the moment he’s on loan at Inter, and when it ends at the end of the season he could return to Arsenal, where he still has a year on his contract.
“With regard to his future, all I can say is that anything could happen, even a transfer to Turkey. Why not?
“He appreciates it [Turkish football] a lot, and he wants to keep playing at a high level.”
So from World Cup highs in Brazil in one summer, Podolski could be left desperately searching for a new club just 12 months later.
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