West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho is a target for Besitkas, according to reports from Turkish media outlet Milliyet.

According to this report, Besiktas have grown frustrated in their pursuit of Islam Slimani of Leicester City, who is their main striker target this January.

Having sold their star forward Cenk Tosun to Everton earlier this month, Besiktas are prioritising the addition of another centre forward this month and could now turn their attention to Diafra Sakho instead.

It is common public knowledge that Sakho is unsettled at West Ham, having grown disillusioned by his lack of playing time.

The Senegal international has previously tried to force a move away from West Ham but has failed.

However, this window, he is determined to leave the East London club and West Ham are prepared to sell him for the right price.

A number of Premier League sides – such as Swansea City, Crystal Palace and Newcastle United – have expressed an interest in the troublesome 28-year-old.

But Besiktas are now trying to capture Sakho, who can play on the wing as well as being able to play up front.

His time at West Ham has been plagued by injuries and attitude problems and the Hammers want to sell him, although Besiktas are hoping to sign him on loan instead.