Besiktas are targeting Cardiff City’s midfielder Aron Gunnarsson to replace Premier League linked Oguzhan Ozyakup, claim Fotomac.

Ozyakup hasn’t said yes to extending his contact with the club, and Beskitas fear losing him on a free transfer next summer, with a number of Premier League sides taking an interest

The Turkish newspaper report Beskitas have identified Cardiff City’s Gunnarsson as the man to replace Ozyakup if he decides to leave the club at the end of the season.

Besiktas manager Senol Gunes is reportedly a big fan of the hard working midfielder, after he impressed him during Turkey’s matches against Iceland in the World Cup Qualifiers.

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Fotomac say Besiktas have contacted the Cardiff City player’s agent about a possible move, but the Turkish club will not make an offer until they know for certain Ozyakup will be leaving

If Ozyakup decides to leave the club then there’s every chance Besiktas will target the Cardiff City captain, and Fotomac believe he’s interested in a move to the Turkish champions.

Gunnarsson has played 12 games for Cardiff City this season and his contract with the Bluebirds will expire at the end of the season.