Besiktas Make West Ham Offer For Chicharito, Club President To Hold Talks With Hammers In London Next Month

Besiktas president Fikret Orman is set to travel to London next month for talks with West Ham over the transfer of Javier Hernandez – also known as Chicharito.

Sources close to Besiktas revealed to Turkish-Football that the club sent officials over to England over the weekend for negotiations with Chicharito’s representatives over a January move.

Besiktas board member Umut Guner was in London to open up negotiation channels over a potential move over the winter transfer window.

The Istanbul giants put forward a loan offer until the end of the season which would include an upfront fee.

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The Black-Whites also want to include a release clause option for the Mexico international who is out of contract in 2020.

Chicharito is the highest paid West Ham player earning £145,000 a-week but has been in poor form this term.

The 30-year-old has scored just twice this season and has struggled for playing time in the West Ham side.

Besiktas are in desperate need of a striker after a poor start to the season.

The board do not see Vagner Love, Cyle Larin and Mustafa Pektemek as viable first-choice options up front.