According to Turkish website ASpor, Besiktas are showing an interest in Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye.
With Stoke City’s relegation from the Premier League confirmed on Saturday it’s unlikely the Senegalese midfielder will stay at the club beyond this season.
ASpor say the 27 year old isn’t keen on playing in the Championship and he’s considering his options at the moment.
Besiktas could offer him a chance to return to the Turkish Super Lig, and are still in the mix to be in the Champions League again next season.
It’s claimed Ndiaye has a special clause inserted on his contract, which allows him to leave if Stoke City aren’t the top flight.
Besiktas reportedly see Ndiaye as a long-term successor to 35 year old Atiba Hutchinson, who could leave the Turkish champions in the summer.
Ndiaye joined Stoke City from Galatasaray during the last transfer window for €16m and there were recent reports in the Turkish press his former club could be interested in bringing him back.
The Senegal international has played 12 Premier League games since joining Stoke City and is under contract with the club until 2022.
At the weekend the Swiss media claimed Xherdan Shaqiri has a cut price relegation clause.