YORK City striker Lev Yalcin has been training with Turkish Second Division club Antalyaspor.

Belgian side Royal Antwerp - a feeder club to Manchester United - are also believed to be ready to give the 19-year-old striker a trial following their relegation last season.

Yalcin has been offered a new contract at Bootham Crescent and the Minstermen would be entitled to a compensation fee should he decide to move on.

The Middlesbrough-born striker may feel that a move to Antalyaspor, who were relegated from the Turkish Super League in 2002, would enhance his international prospects.

Yalcin has won several under-21 caps for Turkey - the birthplace of his father - although he only has a basic grasp of the language.

National goalkeeper Rustu Recber is a former Antalyaspor player and they finished seventh in League Two 'A' last season.

They also qualified for the 2000/2001 UEFA Cup but lost 6-2 on aggregate to Werder Bremen in the first round.

City boss Chris Brass is planning to speak with Yalcin and his agent shortly and is still hopeful that the teenage forward will stay at Bootham Crescent.

Brass said: "I know Lev has been out at Antalyaspor training and a number of other European clubs have also expressed an interest. We have given him the opportunity to have a look over there and he will be coming back now so we need to sit down with his agent and have a chat.

"If something happens then so be it but he has still indicated recently that he would like to stay at York. He's done well and our offer will remain on the table because he's got potential.

"If it's right for him then we would be entitled to a compensation fee which we would discuss should he decide to move on."

Yalcin, who has been prolific for City's junior and reserve teams, is still waiting to break his first-team duck after 20 outings.

However, his progress was not helped last season with injuries.

Updated: 10:38 Friday, July 16, 2004