Linnes confirmes Besiktas interest

Chelsea transfer news

Martin Linnes’s agent has confirmed that Besiktas are still interested in signing the 23-year-old.

Speaking to Norwegian press, Linnes’s agent Kent Karlsen said, “There has been no official bid but I do know Besiktas are still interested in Linnes.”

Molde’s manager Tarje Nordstrand Jacobsen refused to comment on reports linking Linnes to Besiktas.

“I cannot comment on the transfer speculation surrounding Linnes at this time,” Jacobsen said.

The Black Eagles have played much of the season without a right-back due to injuries and a lack of depth.

Midfielders Necip Uysal and Atiba Hutchinson have had to fill in as make shift right-backs from time to time this season.

Beşiktaş have also been linked with Dinamo Zagreb’s Ivo Pinto, Cruzeiro’s Mayke and Udinese’s Cameroon international Nyom.

Linnes has provided seven assists and scored five goals in 38 games in 2014.