Besiktas vice-president sets valuation for Gokhan Tore amid Bilic reunion speculation

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Besiktas want £8.5m for winger Gokhan Tore, according to the club's vice-president.

Besiktas vice-president Ahmet Nur Cebi has told Turkish radio station Radyospor that the club will demand £8.5m for Gokhan Tore.

Besiktas recently let manager Slaven Bilic leave the club, and the Croatian wasn't out of work for long as he immediately became the new West Ham boss, replacing Sam Allardyce in the Upton Park dugout.

Bilic has already overseen one signing with midfielder Pedro Obiang arriving from Sampdoria, but is now expected to target other players this summer.

The Guardian recently reported that Bilic had a list of transfer targets upon his arrival at West Ham, and one of the main players on that list was winger Gokhan Tore.

The 23-year-old may be best known for having emerged with Chelsea, but he failed to make the grade at Stamford Bridge, eventually moving on to Hamburg, Rubin Kazan and now Besiktas.

Turkish international Tore flourished under Bilic's tutelage, scoring 13 goals in two seasons as he started to fulfil the potential he showed at Chelsea.

Besiktas vice-president Nur Cebi has now told Radyospor that the asking price for Tore is €12m (£8.5m), whilst also admitting that the club have already had offers for the player.

"We have received offers but we want €12 million and if nobody meets our valuation he will stay at the club," said Nur Cebi.

Vital signing?

Bilic used a 4-2-3-1 system at Besiktas, but arrives at West Ham to a lack of true quality on the flanks - meaning a winger should be a prime target.

Tore has already played a starring role under Bilic once, and having struggled in England once before, Tore may feel that he has unfinished business in the Premier League - and given West Ham's need for a spark out wide, Tore could be a vital signing for Bilic; if he's willing to pay the £8.5m asking price.

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