Vice-president says Gokhan Tore can leave for £24m

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The 24-year-old once played under Slaven Bilic at Besiktas.

Besiktas' vice-president Ahmet Nur Cebi has claimed via talkSPORT that confirmed West Ham United target Gokhan Tore can leave the club this summer - providing one of his suitors stumps up the £24 million needed to prise him away from Turkey.

The 24-year-old midfielder has emerged as one of his country's hottest prospects and Hammers boss Slaven Bilic - whom he played under at the Turkish giants - confirmed his interest to Fanatik last month.

However, Tore, an established Turkey international since 2011, has another three years to run on his existing contract with the Istanbul club which significantly adds to his valuation.

And the club's vice-president has suggested that the Irons, or indeed any of his suitors, must cough up something in the region of £24 million if they wish to secure his signature in the summer transfer window.

Nur Cebi is quoted as saying by talkSPORT: "If they give €30m we would have to think about it, we have to think about business as well."

 

Tore only played under Bilic for one season at Besiktas but, judging by the Croat's comments last month, he obviously made a last impression on the West Ham boss.

 

He also has some degree of experience in English football, having spent two years at Chelsea as a youth before then moving on to Hamburg.

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