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Sevilla to rival Arsenal for Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu?

Sevilla to rival Arsenal for Orkun Kokcu?
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Feyenoord sporting director Frank Arnesen confirms that Sevilla are one of four clubs interested in midfielder Orkun Kokcu, who has also been linked with Arsenal.

Sevilla are reportedly ready to rival Arsenal in the race to sign Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kokcu this summer.

The Gunners are understood to have identified the 19-year-old as a potential transfer target when the window reopens, while Feyenoord are open to selling him in order to aid their finances in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Dutch outfit are holding out for a bid of £25m, and sporting director Frank Arnesen has revealed that four clubs, including Sevilla, are interested in his services.

"There are no offers. But we are aware of Sevilla's interest," he is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

"We have held meetings, and there are four clubs interested in him, one of them is Sevilla. There is nothing official yet, and no offers have been received."

Kokcu has established himself as a key member of the Feyenoord first team this season, scoring three goals and assisting six in 35 outings across all competitions.

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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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