Galatasaray want Nordin Amrabat to return to Istanbul when his loan deal with Malaga comes to an end next May.
The 27-year-old, who joined the Costa del Sol outfit at the beginning of this season after spending the latter part of the 2013-14 campaign at La Rosaleda on a similar arrangement, has been a revelation this term with three goals and three assists in his last five games.
The Moroccan international still has three years remaining on his contract with the Turks but Malaga have included an option to buy in their loan deal, thought to be around €3.5m.
However, according to Turkish-football.com, Galatasaray board member Abdurrahim Albayrak wants him back at the Turk Telecom Arena.
“We have several players who are doing well abroad. When Amrabat arrived I gave him the No 53 shirt and when he returns I’ll give it back to him,” said Albayrak.
On the other hand, Malaga are considering activating their right-to-buy clause and believe Amrabat is happy at the club.
“Amrabat is a player we have been trying to sign since last season and we’ve travelled to Istanbul five times to try and sign him,” said general manager Vicente Casado.
“We’ll try again in January. However, it’s tough negotiating with the Turks, but we want Amrabat to stay here.”