Besiktas linked to Chamakh transfer
Besiktas coach Samet Aybaba has revealed the club are close to signing a striker, with Arsenal man Marouane Chamakh a target as well as Tuncay Sanli.
Chamakh joined Arsenal two years ago but has struggled to hold down a first-team place while the Gunners play a lone-striker formation, a position regularly filled by captain Robin van Persie.
The Moroccan forward has been featuring regularly in pre-season without competition from new Emirates Stadium arrivals Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, but manager Arsene Wenger revealed on Monday that he will be let go.
"There are many players on our list," Aybaba said. "We need to be careful when it comes to transferring players.
"It's obvious that our club has financial problems. We are interested in Tuncay Sanli and Marouane Chamakh. We are close to getting a striker."