Besiktas have turned their attention to Sheffield United striker Lys Mousset as they look for a new striker in the January transfer window.
That’s according to FotoMac, who say Mousset is the ‘surprise name’ added to the list of targets the Turkish side are looking at.
They explain that Besiktas are keen to add a striker to their squad in the winter window, particularly as Cyle Larin’s contract expires at the end of the season.
With finances tight, the club ‘gave priority’ to players whose contracts are expiring, and therefore would be available for a ‘low fee’.
Sheffield United striker Mousset is one such player and was the ‘first candidate’ to be put on the radar of the club.
‘Market research’ is already underway on the Frenchman, who has barely featured for the Championship side this season.
Besiktas want to close any deal ‘cheaply’, primarily due to the fact the Frenchman’s contract at Bramall Lane is set to expire at the end of the season.
According to FotoMac, first contact between the two clubs will be held next month, and Besiktas are willing to make a ‘reasonable purchase offer’ to Sheffield United to get a deal done quickly.
What that figure will be isn’t mentioned, but we’re sure Sheffield United will look to claw back some of the £9m they paid Bournemouth in 2019.