English Premiership

Bilic interested in Besiktas duo

2016-06-13 18:10
Slaven Bilic (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic admits he is interested in signing Gokhan Tore and Atiba Hutchison from Besiktas to strengthen his squad for next season.

The Hammers had a fantastic campaign last season, finishing seventh in the Premier League, ahead of both Liverpool and Chelsea, and Bilic is looking for reinforcements in order to carry on the club's momentum next season.

They have already completed a shrewed piece of business, bringing in Havard Nordtveit on a free transfer from Monchengladbach, as well as signing youngsters Domingos Quina and Antonio Martinez, but Bilic is said to be looking to bring in another full-back and a winger.

Having arrived at West Ham from Besiktas, their star players are naturally going to be linked with a move to rejoin their former boss, and the Hammers manager has confirmed he is interested in both Tore and Hutchinson.

"If you ask, yes I am definitely interested in them," he told Turkish television channel Lig TV.

"Many things must come together for a transfer. Of course, mostly the interest of the player.

"Many things are written in the Turkish press. But for me, Gokhan Tore, Atiba Hutchinson and a few Besiktas players are intriguing. I know them well," he concluded.

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