Sunderland Star Reveals He Wants To Play In The Premier League, Besiktas Make Offer

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MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Wahbi Khazri of Sunderland in action during the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland at the Riverside Stadium on April 26, 2017 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Sunderland attacking midfielder Wahbi Khazri spent last season on loan at Ligue 1 outfit Rennes.

Khazri has been linked with another move this summer with Besiktas joining the race.

Turkish-Football sources have revealed that Khazri is a name on the Black Eagles shortlist.

Besiktas want the Tunisia international on a loan move but have yet to reveal a response.

Khazri spoke about his future following his goal in Tunisia’s 5-2 defeat against Belgium in the World Cup Match Day 2 Group G clash.

The 27-year-old made it clear his priority is to play Premier League football next season and to stay in England.

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“It’s not easy for a Tunisian to play in the Premier League, so I feel privileged because of the opportunity I’ve had,” he said.

“Now I am focused only on the World Cup, but I would like to continue playing in English football if I can.

“We’ll see. I will be open to all ideas and listen to everything.”

Besiktas have made signing a new attacking midfielder a priority after failing to tie down Anderson Talisca on a permanent deal.

The Istanbul based outfit finished last season in fourth place after winning the Super Lig for two successive seasons.

Khazri joined Sunderland on a £9 million move from Bordeaux in 2016 and has another two-years remaining on his contract.

The Tunisia international scored 11 goals and provided two assists in all competitions for Rennes last seasons.