Galatasaray linked with move for Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling

Leverkusen's forward Stefan Kiessling celebrates scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in Leverkusen, western Germany, on May 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ RESTRICTIONS - DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE DURING MATCH TIME TO 15 PICTURES PER MATCH. IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050. (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Galatasaray have been linked with  a move for Bayer Leverkusen’s experienced striker Stefan Kiessling.

Eurosport TR state that the Istanbul giants are preparing a January move for the Germany international.

However, the report goes onto state that Kiessling is reluctant to leave Leverkusen to join Galatasaray and wants to remain in Germany.

Galatasaray have been on the hunt for a new striker since the summer transfer window and have previously been linked with Oumar Niasse and Newcastle’s Papis Cisse.

The Istanbul based club’s first choice striker Burak Yilmaz has seven goals while his alternative Umut Bulut has only managed two goals in 16 games.

Galatasaray travel to Izmir to take on Akhisar Belediyespor in the next round of Turkish Super Lig games.

Kiessling has provided four assists and scored six goals in 24 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen this season.

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