Fiorentina are winning the race to sign Zeki Celik this summer.
According to a report from TMW, the Serie A giants are in pole position to secure Celik’s services.
The report claims that The Viola have already opened negotiations with the Turkish international.
Earlier this month, Standard Sport claimed that Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham have expressed their interest in the player.
Celik enjoyed a superb 2020-21 campaign as Lille won the Ligue 1 after a decade.
Although he has two years left on his present deal, he is open to transfer offers.
Lille value the right-back at £13 million.
French publication L’Equipe claimed last month that Everton are also eager to sign the 24-year-old.
He joined Lille from Istanbulspor in 2018 and has since made more than 100 appearances for the French club.
Celik has emerged as one of the best full-backs in Europe, but it seems the aforementioned Premier League clubs could miss out on him.
Spurs are looking to sign a new right-back, with Serge Aurier most likely to return to Paris Saint-Germain.
Everton also need a right-back. Seamus Coleman is the first-choice at the club, but Celik could be an ideal long-term replacement.