Besiktas' Atiba Hutchinson in action with Liverpool's Adam Lallana
Besiktas president Fikret Orman has been quoted by Goal as saying that he has rejected a €3m (£2.36m) bid from West Ham United for Atiba Hutchinson.
The Hammers have already swooped to make two impressive free transfer signings in Havard Nordtveit and Sofiane Feghouli, who have signed from Borussia Monchengladbach and Valencia respectively.
Now though, manager Slaven Bilic will be keen to land more new signings, and he certainly has some money to spend after those two free agent signings.
Last week, Bilic was quoted by Turkish newspaper Fotomac as saying that he was interested in signing Besiktas duo Atiba Hutchinson and Gokhan Tore, but wasn't sure that he could bring both of them to the Olympic Stadium.
Hutchinson, 33, is a Canadian international star who featured for Bilic at Besiktas, and can play in holding midfield as well as at right back, offering great versatility.
Meanwhile, winger Tore - formerly of Chelsea - starred out wide during his time under Bilic at Besiktas, and despite landing Feghouli this week, another winger may be wanted in East London.
Now, Besiktas president Fikret Orman has been quoted by Goal as saying that he rejected a €3m (£2.36m) bid from Bilic for Hutchinson, and isn't willing to sell Tore this summer either.
"Bilic suggested €3m for Atiba," said Orman. "We rejected this proposal and thank him. Atiba has one more year on his contract with us, and we want to extend his contract. I'm not willing to sell Gokhan Tore. I want him to play in the Champions League," he added.
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