Report: West Ham United still keen on Burak Yilmaz, willing to pay £7.4m

Galatasaray are holding out for more from the Premier League side.

This summer West Ham United were keen on bringing in a new striker with one name that popped up on the radar a former adversary of Slaven Bilic in Turkey.

It was reported that West Ham were keen on signing the Turkish international Burak Yilmaz from Galatasaray - a player Bilic knew well from his time managing their local rivals Besiktas.

Now it looks as though West Ham are not done in their pursuit of the player. It is reported by AMK, the sport strand of Turkish national paper Sozcu, that West Ham want to sign the player this January and Galatasaray are happy to sell him.

They claim that West Ham will up their bid for the player to €10 million (£7.4 million) in a hope to get hold of him.

Gala are said to be keen on selling the player in order to cut some wages and make some money, but not at that price. They are believed to be holding out for a fee in the region of €15 million (£11 million) which West Ham would be reluctant to pay for the player.

West Ham currently have striker options such as Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia, Nikica Jelavic and Diafra Sakho but are still believed to be keen on another option.

Could Yilmaz be that player?

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