Real Mallorca's unsettled Turkish defender Fatih Akyel could be on his way back to former club Galatasaray after he held secret talks with the Istanbul based club last week. A deal between the two teams could be finalised as early as next week. Fatih joined Mallorca at the start of the season after some impressive displays with Gala and the Turkish national team, but was unable to earn a regular starting spot under Bernd Krauss, and now finds he is not part of new coach Sergio Kresic's plans. He is yet to start in the league this season while his outings in the Champions League have been abstract to say the least. The 23 year-old was at fault for both of the first two Arsenal goals at Highbury last month. Sources close to Galatasaray claim the club have already come to an agreement with Fatih and that a Turkish representative will fly to Mallorca this week to finalise a deal. Fatih is due to play for Turkey at the weekend in their World Cup play-off with Austria and is unlikely to return to the island afterwards. The rest of the team, on the other hand, are relishing their first midweek break since the start of the season, a period Kresic hopes he can use to improve Mallorca's suspect tactics before facing fellow relegation strugglers Real Sociedad on Sunday. After Champions League qualification Mallorca has faced either European matches, league matches or Copa del Rey matches during the week, something the squad struggled to come to terms with on top of their weekend games. The respite comes at an opportune time for Kresic, just as the side look to be reversing their early season slump, but more importantly it gives the Croat time to organise a side that will be missing the suspended Javier Olaizola for Sunday's match. Olaizola's sanction may pave the way for a welcome return to the side of Argentine defender Gustavo Siviero who has missed the start of the season after going through leg surgery in the summer. Most worrying for Kresic will be the possible departure of the side's leading goal scorer Samuel Eto'o, who has been called up for international duty with Cameroon. Mallorca are currently in negotiations with the Cameroon federation trying to secure a deal whereby Eto'o can play on Sunday and leave for Cameroon on Monday.

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