Galatasaray boss Mustafa Denizli has revealed that he is uncertain over the future of Burak Yılmaz.
Speaking to reporters after the Lions 4-1 victory over Kayserispor in the Turkish Cup Denizli stated that he wants Yılmaz but was unable to rule out a January exit.
“Burak Yılmaz won’t leave. If we receive a serious offer will be consider it… even that would be difficult,” Denizli said.
The Galatasaray manager also revealed that he would reveal further details on Thursday.
“I will talk about transfers again on Thursday,” he added.
Yılmaz was not included in the squad for the cup game and sparked controversy when he waved to fans following his goal in the 3-2 defeat against Osmanlıspor on the weekend.
The experienced striker has been closely linked with Premier League trio West Ham, Tottenham and Stoke City.
Hammers boss Slaven Bilic even confirmed that Yılmaz is on his transfer list and that his addition to the squad would be welcomed.
Bilic told Hürriyet reporter İzzet Çapa: “There is a striker problem right now at West Ham and if the board agree to sign a forward Burak Yilmaz is on my transfer list.”
Yılmaz has another three-years remaining on his current deal and earns €2.85 million per-season – excluding bonuses.
Galatasaray could however, be tempted to sell Yılmaz in order to fall in line with UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations.
The Lions failed to meet previous FFP regulations and could face punishment in February unless they cut their losses.
UEFA said in an official statement: “The Turkish club Galatasaray has failed to comply with the break-even requirement during the monitoring period assessed in the 2015-16 season. The CFCB [Club Financial Control Body] adjudicatory chamber will take a decision and communicate it by the end of February.”