West Ham are considering a move for Besiktas winger Gokhan Tore, according to MirrorFootball.
Tore was a key player for the Turkish giants under Slaven Bilic, and the Hammers’ new boss is eager to be reunited with the 23-year-old by bringing him to east London in January. Reports in the summer (Guardian) claimed Bilic had Tore on his wish list soon after joining the club.
The winger, who was on Chelsea’s books as a teenager, has scored one and assisted five in the Turkish Super Lig this term, as well as one goal in five Europa League appearances.
If a deal is completed in January it could leave summer signing Michail Antonio with a decision to make, having made just one camero appearance off the bench since his £7million deadline day arrival from Nottingham Forest.
MirrorFootball claim Derby County may be interested in signing Antonio on loan in January should the Hammers decide to bring another winger in.
Derby reportedly tried to sign Antonio in the summer but were blocked by Forest’s reluctance to sell at the time.
Tore has scored 15 goals and made 24 assists in 91 first team appearances for Besiktas since signing for the club from Rubin Kazan in 2013.
Transfermarkt.com value Gokhan Tore at £10.5m.