Yesterday we covered reports that indicated Besiktas president Fikret Orman was due to arrive in England to finalise Samir Nasri’s transfer, with claims a deal has been sealed.

The latest reports are Besiktas have agreed with Manchester City to loan Nasri, which has been confirmed via Turkish media outlets ASpor, Fanatik, Hurriyet and NtvSpor.

Besiktas will loan the 29-year old Frenchman for the season and it’s understood Besiktas will pay 60 percent of his wages, which is around €100K a week.

Nasri, was also a target for Fenerbahce, but the chance to play Champions League football, and the determination of Besiktas president Orman to land the player, played a key part in the deal.

Besiktas this summer have been looking for a new player to play as a number 10 or on the wing after Jose Sosa left the club for A.C Milan. The Nasri deal has been given the thumbs up by the Besiktas fans, and there’ll be more than 10,000 people on Friday at Ataturk Airport to welcome their new signing

Besiktas are also reportedly signing Vincent Aboubakar from Porto on loan, a player said to be on West Ham’s list. This deal means there’ll be no business done between Besiktas and Chelsea for Loic Remy, a player Black Eagles targeted before Vincent Aboubakar.

Nasri made 175 appearances for Manchester City and won the Premier League twice. Nasri scored 27 goals and made 40 assists for the club.

Nihat Emre Kocaaslan, Turkey.