According to the Turkish Milliyet website, double World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu has received an offer from the Gresini Moriwaki team for the 2011 Moto2 season.

Gresini won this year's inaugural Moto2 World Championship with Toni Elias, but the Spaniard will not defend his title after securing a return to MotoGP.

Sofuoglu, the most successful WSS rider in history with 17 race wins, bolted to a huge seven-second lead on his Moto2 debut last time out at Estoril, with Technomag-CIP (Suter), before tyre wear dropped him to fifth.

The 26-year-old will race at Valencia again this weekend and has made clear he wants a full time Moto2 seat next season. also claims that Sofoglu's 2010 Ten Kate Honda team-mate Michele Pirro could take the second Gresini seat.

Former 125cc rider Pirro rode for Gresini, as a substitute for the injured Vladimir Ivanov, at this year's Aragon round, finishing 14th after qualifying eighth.



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