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Mark Walker

Aziz Behich on Galatasaray transfer radar as Dundee United face battle to keep World Cup star

Galatasaray have made their move to land Dundee United's Aziz Behich after he impressed at the World Cup for Australia.

The 32-year-old was a key man for Graham Arnold as he helped the Socceroos reach the last 16 in Qatar, and has also enjoyed an impressive campaign in the Scottish Premiership for United after signing in July from Turkish Super League side Giresunspor, despite the struggles of Liam Fox's side this term. Behich spent eight years in the Turkish top flight, enjoying spells with Bursaspor, Istanbul Basaksehir and Kayserispor before making the the switch to the City of Discovery.

Istanbul giants Galatasaray have now turned their attention to the United left back after a swap deal between Sivasspor's Ugur Ciftci and Emre Tasdemir fell through when their own player refused to move. Sivasspor then demanded £1million to sign Ciftci and the deal fell apart, with the United full-back now rapidly moving up the agenda.

And reports in Turkey have suggested Galatasaray will now open negotiations with the Tannadice side to try to sign former PSV Eindhoven defender Behich. He is under contract until the summer of next year so Galatasaray would have to make United a suitable offer to land the experienced 55-times capped Socceroos international.

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