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Dursun Ozbek: Galatasaray have received no bids for Fernando Muslera

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Manchester United and Arsenal fans' hopes of signing Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera this summer have been dealt a blow after the Turkish club's new president Dursun Ozbek claimed he has received no offers for the custodian.

Goal.com carries quotes from the newly installed chief at the Turk Telekom Arena which play down recent reports the 28-year-old stopper is poised to move to the Premier League.

Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal has been credited with an interest in bringing Muslera to Old Trafford when the transfer window reopens, as he steps up his search for a suitable replacement for Real Madrid-bound David de Gea at the Theatre of Dreams.

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The Gunners have also been mooted as admirers of the Uruguay international as Arsene Wenger considers replacing Wojciech Szczesny at the Emirates Stadium.

Szczesny lost his place in Arsenal's starting XI midway through the 2014/15 campaign to summer signing David Ospina, but even he's failed to fully convince the veteran French tactician that he's the answer to a long-standing problem between the sticks in north London.

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However, according to Ozbek there have been no enquiries from any of Muslera's alleged suitors so far, which will be music to the ears of Galatasaray supporters hoping the player will still be playing in the Turkish Super Lig next term.

"We have not received any offers for Muslera," Ozbek told Fubol VIP. "Muslera is loved by all Galatasaray fans.

"We will not sell him to any club. Galatasaray is one of the world's biggest clubs."

The South American joined Galatasaray in the summer of 2011 and has amassed more than 150 senior appearances for Hamza Hamzaoglo's side over the past four years.

He played an instrumental role in helping the club achieve a domestic league and cup double this season, but could be ready to embrace a new challenge if talkSPORT's report last week is accurate and that Manchester United and Arsenal are ready to test Gala's resolve by firming up their interest this summer.

Where do you think Fernando Muslera will be playing next season? Will he stay at Galatasaray or pursue a surprise switch to the Premier League? If the latter, who do you think is more likely to sign him - Arsenal or Manchester United? Have your say below…

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