Report: Despite Tore struggles, Bilic wants reunion with Besiktas winger Kerim Frei, would cost £3m

Besiktas' Kerim Frei in action

West Ham United are reportedly keen on Kerim Frei.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic before the gameWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic

According to The Mirror, West Ham United are interested in signing Besiktas winger Kerim Frei, who has previously worked with manager Slaven Bilic.

The Hammers have endured a slow start to the season, as Saturday's 1-0 win at Crystal Palace was just their second league victory of the campaign from eight games.

Besiktas' Kerim Frei in actionBesiktas' Kerim Frei in action

Saturday's victory has eased some of the pressure on manager Bilic, and he'll be hoping to kick on with some more positive results, starting with Saturday's clash against Sunderland.

Bilic may already have one eye on the January transfer window to help boost his squad, and one player is now being linked with a move to the London Stadium.

The Mirror report that Bilic is keen on a reunion with winger Kerim Frei, having worked with the Besiktas wide man during their time together with the Turkish giants.

Stewart Downing in action against Kerim FreiStewart Downing in action against Kerim Frei

Frei, 22, may be familiar to some Premier League fans having turned out for Fulham between 2011 and 2013, playing 23 league games for the club before moving on to Besiktas with Bilic.

The Turkish international may have hit five goals last season, but he's barely played under Senol Gunes this season, and Bilic is believed to be keen on a reunion.

West Ham United manager Slaven BilicWest Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

It's claimed that Frei would cost just £3m, but fans may not be too keen on another reunion with a Besiktas winger given Gokhan Tore's struggles so far this season.

Many fans would even argue that West Ham don't actually need another winger; with Dimitri Payet, Michail Antonio, Sofiane Feghouli and Andre Ayew all at the club, as well as Tore, Bilic already has competition for places out wide – and that money may be better spent on defensive reinforcements.

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