£30m Arsenal striker target in talks with Turkish giants in London, West Ham join race

Besiktas club president Fikret Orman is currently in London trying to broker a deal with Manchester City over the transfer of Wilfried Bony.

Black Eagles manager Senol Gunes has confirmed that Orman is in London holding talks and hinted that a deal could be on the cards.

Gunes was quoted by Turkish-football as saying: “The boss [Fikret Orman] is in London holding talks, we left transfers late last season as well.”

A source close to the club revealed to Turkish-football that Besiktas have a shortlist including Bony, Chelsea forward Remy, Porto striker Aboubakar and Ghanian international Gyan.

Besiktas are running out of time to find a replacement for Mario Gomez who did not return to the club following the end of his loan stint at the end of the summer.

The Istanbul giants will end up missing Gomez if a replacement is not found. The powerful striker was top scorer, played a key role in winning the league and got called back to the Germany squad scoring twice at the European Championships this summer.

Besiktas want Bony on a loan deal as they would be unable to match his current valuation. Arsenal however, would and could put forward a £30 million bid according to the Daily Star.

The Gunners like Besiktas are also in pursuit of a star striker this summer with Champions League football looming but have yet to bring in a forward.

Arsenal and Besiktas could however, face competition from the Hammers who want Bony on loan following injury to Andrew Ayew according to the Express.

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