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Robin van Persie agrees to return to first club Feyenoord

Robin van Persie is leaving Fenerbahce to return to Feyenoord.

Robin van Persie has agreed to rejoin his first club Feyenoord after 14 years away.

The Dutch striker, best known for spells with Arsenal and Manchester United, is set to terminate his deal with Turkish club Fenerbahce.

The Rotterdam side announced the news on Friday, saying Van Persie, now 34, would officially join them on Monday.

Van Persie left to join Arsenal in 2004, going on to score 132 goals for the Gunners, winning the FA Cup in 2005.

He left to join Manchester United in the summer of...

 By Eren Sarigul

Danny Welbeck, Javier Hernandez among Besiktas targets - sources

Ale Moreno breaks down the latest rumours surrounding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Emre Can, Andrea Belotti and more in Rumour Rater.

Premier League quartet Danny Welbeck, Javier Hernandez, Islam Slimani and Kelechi Iheanacho are being targeted by Besiktas as they look to replace Cenk Tosun, sources have told ESPN FC.

Tosun recently joined Everton in a £27 million move and Besiktas have made signing a replacement in the January transfer window their priority.

Besiktas will take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16 next month and are locked in the domestic title race with only Alvaro Negredo and Mustafa Pektemek...

Istanbul Basaksehir close in on deal for Barcelona's Arda Turan

ESPN FC's Sid Lowe reveals the three people he feels are most responsible for leading Barcelona to a nine-point lead in La Liga.

Istanbul Basaksehir have confirmed they are hopeful of completing a deal for Arda Turan this month, with Barcelona happy to let the midfielder leave providing an agreement can be reached.

Basaksehir president Goksel Gumusdag said the club have held several meetings with Turan, his agents and Barca during the past week with the aim of bringing the Turkey international back to his homeland.

Gumusdag said that talks have gone well and suggested an agreement is already in place with Turan, who had been...

 By Mark Lovell

Deniz Naki: I could have died after car shot at on German motorway

Deniz Naki played alongside Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos and Jerome Boateng for Germany under-21s.

Former Germany under-21 international Deniz Naki has said he feared for his life after being shot at while driving on a motorway in Germany on Sunday.

Naki, a Kurd who currently plays for Turkish third-tier outfit Amed SK, was given a suspended 18-month prison sentence in April for promoting "terrorist propaganda" on social networks.

The 28-year-old, who played in the Bundesliga for St. Pauli, had been acquitted of the charge in November 2016 but the prosecution successfully appealed.

"I was...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Everton confirm signing of Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun

Sam Allardyce confirms that a deal for Turkish forward Cenk Tosun to join Everton is nearly completed.

Everton confirmed the signing of Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun at half-time of their FA Cup game on Friday.

The deal had been widely expected, and a day earlier manager Sam Allardyce said a deal -- reportedly valued at £27 million -- would be done soon.

Everton had been hopeful that Tosun would be available to face Liverpool on Friday, but the 26-year-old was not in the squad and the deal was not announced until half-time -- with the Toffees trailing 1-0.

Tosun signed a four-and-a-half-year...