Besiktas' Gokhan Tore targeted by West Ham - sources

Gokhan Tore scored two goals in the Europa League this season.

West Ham United are in talks to sign Besiktas' Turkey international midfielder Gokhan Tore, sources have told ESPN FC.
Tore has been a long-term target for West Ham boss Slaven Bilic with the Croatian coach having tried to sign the 24-year-old last summer when he took over at the London club.
Bilic worked with Tore during his spell in charge of Besiktas and feels the winger will be a suitable addition to his squad for next season as he looks to build on this season's seventh-place finish in the Premier League.
Tore has impressed at Besiktas during the last couple of seasons and he helped the club claim the Turkish Super Lig this year.
Sources have told ESPN FC that West Ham have now firmed up their interest in Tore and the two clubs are trying to agree a fee in the region of £12 million for the player.
Tore had a two-year spell at Chelsea between 2009 to 2011, but he failed to break into the first team after joining from Bayer Leverkusen.
The right-sided winger has been included in Turkey's provisional 31-man squad for next month's Euro 2016 despite being banned for the first two games after being sent off in Turkey's final qualifier against Iceland.
West Ham are keen to tie up a move for Tore as soon as possible as they look to add him to the free transfer signing of Havard Nordtveit from Borussia Monchengladbach.


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