Man Utd to continue to monitor Besiktas striker over international break

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Besiktas' Mario Gomez reacts during the UEFA Europa League Group H football match between KF Skenderbeu and Besiktas JK at the Elbansan Arena in Elbasan on September 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GENT SHKULLAKU (Photo credit should read GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images)
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Manchester United will continue to monitor the Beşiktaş striker Mario Gomez over the international break.

The experienced striker has been called up to the Germany national team for their friendlies against the Netherlands and Argentina according to Eurosport.

The Red Devil’s were also present during Besiktas Besiktas’ 1-0 victory over their Super Lig rivals Bursaspor.

Beşiktaş president Fikret Orman has revealed that the club would only consider offers of €20 million and above for Mario Gomez over the summer transfer window.

The Black Eagles do not however, currently have a permanent deal with the Germany international who is on loan from Fiorentina. The Black Eagles do however, have a release clause which will be activated before the end of the season.

“At the end of the season if any club wants Gomez they will have to offer €20m million or more I mean we are talking about a German international striker who has proven himself countless times at the highest level,” Orman was quoted as saying by Radyospor.

Gomez has hit the ground running at Beşiktaş scoring nine times already this season and has attracted interest from Manchester United according to the Telegraph.

The former Bayern Munich man was recalled to the Germany national team recently after impressing for Beşiktaş this season. The Black Eagles are currently first in the Turkish Super League two points clear of Fenerbahçe.

United boss Van Gaal recently praised Gomez which led to further speculation that a move for the experienced striker could be on the card.

“I was manager of Bayern, and there the striker was Mario Gomez, and he touched the ball nine times as an average in a game,” Van Gaal was quoted as saying by the Guardian.