Dortmund join West Ham in hunt for Turkey international star

Turkey's Oguzhan Ozyakup (L) vies for the ball with Iceland's Gylfy Sigthorrson (C) and Aron Gunnarsson (R) during the Euro 2016 Group A qualifying football match between Turkey and Iceland at the Konya Stadium in Konya on October 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

Borussia Dortmund have joined West Ham in the hunt for Turkey international star Oguzhan Ozyakup according to the Milliyet.

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is of course no stranger to Ozyakup having coached the Besiktas star for two seasons during his time in charge of the club.

The Besiktas midfielder has also attracted scouts from Napoli who have been keeping tabs on him over the course of Euro 2016.

Dortmund already have two Turkish international players in Nuri Sahin and recently signed 18-year-old attacking midfielder Emre Mor.

Ozyakup has experience playing abroad in the Netherlands – where he was born – and England for the Arsenal youth side.

The 23-year-old midfielder played a key role in Besiktas winning the league title last season scoring 10 times and providing eight assists.

Besiktas want at least €20 million for Ozyakup and Arsenal stand to make 25 percent of any future sale involving their former youngster.

Ozyakup is currently on international duty for Turkey at Euro 2016 and started in the 1-0 defeat against Croatia.

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