Turkish giants Besiktas have confirmed their interest in Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, after the Belgium international had become the subject of transfer speculation in recent weeks.
Speaking to turkish-football.com, Besiktas club official Metin Albayrak stated that the club are watching the 29-year-old, with the Black Eagels eyeing a combative central midfielder to add to their ranks with the Turkish side making rounds both domestically and in European competition.
Albayrak said: “Transfer plans never end, we are always working. Fellaini is on our list, we have made efforts to sign him but not just him.”
Having joined the Red Devils from Everton in 2013, Fellaini was then reunited with then-former manager David Moyes at Old Trafford.
Following the sacking of Moyes, Fellanini remained in Manchester Under new gaffer Louis van Gagal and now Jose Mourinho but the Belgian is still the focus of transfer rumours at the club.
With 95 appearances to his name and 11 goals for the Red Devils, he has yet to depart England for a fresh challenge.
Not only Besiktas but Super Lig rivals Galatasaray have also been reported showing interest in him with moves for him – most recently past summer – interest which could again be followed up when the January transfer window opens.
But the €28m rated midfielder is not the only player the Turkish side are tracking. The club official states that up to 20 players are on the club’s radar, having been to as many league game to watch targets live.
“He [Fellaini] is not the only player we scouted, our scouting team watched 20 games live this week.
“We are keeping tabs on several players. The club has plans for Turkey and Europe, there are negotiations. We want to make the signing for the winter transfer window or for the end of the season.”