Report: Turkish giants Besiktas keen on signing Aston Villa midfield dynamo Carlos Sanchez

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The Colombian has many suitors after some fine displays for his national team.

Reports in Turkey today are reporting that Besiktas are keen on the signature of Aston Villa midfielder Carlos Sanchez this summer.

It is claimed by Fotomac that the Colombian international is one of many names on the club’s shortlist to improve their squad before the upcoming closer of the Turkish transfer window.

The club are also said to be considering Boca Juniors’ former Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago and Rasmus Elm, who has recovered from ulcerative colitis during a spell with Kalmar in his Swedish homeland.

The same report quotes Besiktas manager Senol Gunes as confirming that the club will be signing one of these three players in the coming week.

Sanchez was signed by Villa from Spanish side Elche last summer after impressing for the Colombian national team.

He had a fantastic Copa America for his nation this summer but has been struggling to play regular football in England.

Villa have recently signed the likes of Jordan Veretout and Idrissa Gueye, making the competition for Sanchez in the heart of the Villa midfield even harder.

Villa might be doing the right thing by cashing in on the interest in the midfield powerhouse now, even if he does have plenty more to give the first-team.

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