Jack Wilshere turned down a move to Trabzonspor in the summer to focus on salvaging his career with Arsenal, reports the Evening Standard.
Arsene Wenger was prepared to allow the 25-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, leave, while Wilshere is understood to have assessed his options.
Meanwhile, Trabzonspor manager Muharrem Usta, speaking to Turkish Football, confirmed Wilshere was on the brink of leaving.
“I held direct talks with Jack Wilshere, he said. “We wanted him on loan and were close to a deal but the move stalled at the last moment.”