Earlier this week we brought you a report from Turkey that Besiktas are keen on signing Huddersfield Town striker Steve Mounié this summer.
The Benin international is expected to leave the club after the Terriers’ relegation to the Championship, and he wasn’t a part of the squad for the midweek defeat to Cardiff City.
It was believed Besiktas president Fikret Orman was flying to England to try and tie up a deal for the Terriers striker before the end of the transfer window.
That claim came from Firat Gunayer and today Milliyet journalist Serdar Saridag has backed it up, with the club’s board expecting significant developments next week with regards to their pursuit of a new centre forward.
Besiktas have only managed to score two goals since the start of the preseason and their first choice striker Burak Yilmaz, who scored 11 goals in 15 games for the club last season, is currently out injured.
According to Saridag, Mounié tops Besiktas’ wishlist, but they now have to fight off competition from Schalke for his signature. The Bundesliga side are also keen on Mounie as they looked to add firepower to their frontline.
There’s no talk of contact with Huddersfield, although it seems that’s about to change with Besiktas and Schalke both keen