West Ham vice-chairwoman Karren Brady will travel to Turkey to hold talks with Galatasaray over the transfer of Burak Yilmaz according to the Hurriyet.
The report claims that the Hammers have made a bid worth €7 million and that Galatasaray are considering the bid after running into financial trouble over Financial Fair Play regulations.
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic gave an interview to Turkish sports newspaper Fanatik today confirming that Burak is on his transfer list.
Bilic told Turkish sports newspaper Fanatik: “Burak Yilmaz is one of the players currently on our transfer list.”
The Turkish international striker has scored 139 times in 233 games for Galatasaray and Trabzonspor establishing himself as one of the most consistently prolific forwards in the league.
Bilic knows Yilmaz well from his time coaching Galatasaray rivals Besiktas. The West Ham boss revealed that he has been fond of the Lions hitman since his time with the Black Eagles.
“Burak Yilmaz is a very good player he is a great forward and has been in excellent form I know him very well,” he added.
Yilmaz has scored four goals and provided one assist in his last five games for the reigning Turkish Super League champions.