West Ham-linked Tolgay Arslan claims he hasn't received offer to reunite with Bilic

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Besiktas midfielder Tolgay Arslan says he has yet to receive an offer from West Ham.

Besiktas midfielder Tolgay Arslan has told Radyospor in Turkey that he has not received an offer to join West Ham, contrary to reports.

Arslan, 24, scored the winning penalty as Liverpool defeated Besiktas on penalties in the Europa League last season, and played a key role under Slaven Bilic.

The Croatian has now left Besiktas and become West Ham manager, returning to the club he played for as a defender during the 1990's.

Recent reports from The Mirror suggested that the Hammers were lining up a move to reunite Bilic with Arslan, as the new manager begins to mould his own squad at Upton Park.

However, the former Hamburg midfielder has tackled the speculation in an interview with Radyospor, saying that he currently has no offer to join his former manager at West Ham.

"I am happy at Besiktas and personally I have not received any offers from West Ham," said Arslan, who only penned a four-and-a-half year deal with the club in January.

What would Arslan offer West Ham?

Arslan primarily plays as a central midfielder, and is a more forward-thinking player with good passing, ball control and dribbling ability.

The German can also play out wide or as an attacking midfielder, offering versatility to Bilic should he make a move to reunite with Arslan.

Given that Besiktas only signed him in January, it may cost West Ham a fair amount of money if they did finally make an approach for Arslan, but he may be keen to make the move to work with Bilic once again.

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