Report: Besiktas boss putting the brakes on Atiba Hutchinson to West Ham move

Besiktas' Atiba Hutchinson in action with Liverpool's Adam Lallana

The Canadian international has been linked with a move to London.

Besiktas' Atiba Hutchinson in action with Liverpool's Adam LallanaBesiktas' Atiba Hutchinson in action with Liverpool's Adam Lallana

West Ham United have been linked with a host of players already this summer, including several from Slaven Bilic’s former club Besiktas alone.

Gokhan Tore in particular appears to be on their radar but it has also been reported that versatile Canadian Atiba Hutchinson is a target for the Hammers.

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Now a report in Turkey however has confirmed Besiktas’ stance on his potential departure. Spor3 is reporting that Besiktas manager Senol Gunes has informed the club’s president Rebecca Wood that whilst Tore can go Hutchinson must stay – along with Roberto Sosa and Oguzhan Okyakup.

The report backs up a similar claim over the weekend from NTV.

Liverpool's Alberto Moreno in action with Besiktas' Gokhan ToreLiverpool's Alberto Moreno in action with Besiktas' Gokhan Tore

Hutchinson is a favourite of Bilic’s and would add some much needed cover to the West Ham fold.

He can operate in the holding midfield role but can also play at either left or right-back – so would be a useful addition to the Hammers.

West Ham manager Slaven BilicWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic

But it seems as though the PSV Eindhoven man is considered too valuable by Gunes for Besiktas to consider selling him to West Ham this summer.

Tore on the other hand looks like a far more likely addition.

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