Everton joined by Galatasaray in race for international defender

Lokomotiv's Russia forward Aleksandr Samedov (R) vies for the ball with Besiktas' Turkish defender Ismail Koybasi during the UEFA Europa League group H football match between Besiktas Istanbul and Lokomotiv Moscow at the Ataturk Olympic stadium on November 5, 2015 in Istanbul. AFP PHOTO/OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Galatasaray have joined the race to sign the in-demand Besiktas defender Ismail Koybasi.

The daily newspaper Aksam have stated the the Lion’s are preparing an offer for the Turkish international over the coming weeks.

Koybasi has taken a step closer to leaving the Istanbul giants after contract talks with Besiktas stalled. The Black Eagles are unwilling to match Koybasi’s contract demands according to Fotomac.


The Turkish international left-back has been in impressive for the Black Eagles establishing himself as a first-team regular for the Turkish Super League leaders.

Both Liverpool and Valencia are also keeping tabs on Beşiktaş full-back Ismail Koybaşı a source close to the player told Turkish-football.com.

Koybaşı is expected to travel with the Turkish national team to the European Championships in France over the summer and has 15 international caps.

The 26-year-old has three assists 33 appearances for Besiktas this season.

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