Besiktas consider move for Leicester City striker Ulloa

Besiktas consider move for Leicester City striker Ulloa

Besiktas are plotting a move for Leicester City striker Leonardo Ulloa a source close to the Turkish giants told

The Black Eagles have made signing a striker over the winter transfer window a priority but have yet to bring in an additional forward.

Besiktas have been closely linked with Jackson Martinez however, Leicester City have now entered the race and are keen to sign the Colombian international according to Calcio Mercato.

The Foxes would be able to outbid Besiktas and the Black Eagles have to stay within budget as they are currently under investigation from Financial Fair Play.

Should Leicester sign Martinez it would push Ulloa down the pecking order behind Jamie Vardy and summer arrival Ahmed Musa.

The Foxes could also end up selling Islam Slimani to Tianjin Quanjian who are interested in signing a striker after failing to transfer Diego Costa and Nikola Kalinic.

Ulloa has not been in the best of form for the Foxes this season scoring just one goal in 19 appearances.

The powerful forward has one-and-a-half years remaining on his current contract and considering he is 30-years-old Leicester City are unlikely to offer a lengthy extension.

Besiktas have also been linked with former striker Demba Ba but his injury concerns have resulted in the Black Eagles reconsidering bringing the Senegal striker in on a six-month loan.

The reigning champions are currently first in the Turkish league but head coach Senol Gunes is not happy with the striker situation.

Vincent Aboubakar was brought in as first-choice striker but Cenk Tosun has established himself as the forward of choice this season.

The Turkish international striker is the top goal scorer in the league having netted 12 times in the league however, the Eagles do not have cover should Tosun and Aboubakar pick up an injury.