Fanatik claim Besiktas have identified Watford striker Stefano Okaka as a potential target ahead of the January transfer window.

The former Sampdoria striker was linked with a move to Galatasaray and Bursaspor last summer, but remained at Watford.

It seems the 29 year old has no future at Vicarage Road under Javi Gracia and Besiktas are subsequently looking to take advantage of this situation.

The Istanbul club are hoping to bring in a No.9 in the new year after losing Cenk Tosun and Alvaro Negredo in the past 12 months.

According to Fanatik, Besiktas are ready to make a loan offer for the Italian striker and the Turkish club are also looking to insert a redemption clause in any agreement with the Hornets.

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Okaka has only played 22 minutes of Premier League football for Watford this season and is under contract with the club until June 2022. The player has also been linked with a move to Fulham in recent weeks.