Besiktas are looking to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud in the January transfer window, according BeIn Sports.
The Turkish champions have agreed a £27m deal to sell their first choice forward Cenk Tosun to Everton, and it means they are now seeking a replacement.
Giroud has been linked with Besiktas’s city rivals Fenerbahce in recent weeks but it seems the Super Lig side are keen to tie up a transfer for the French international instead.
The club’s president Fikret Orman is believed to be ready to wrap up a deal for the Frenchman, and will sit down for talks with the Gunners over the 31 year old.
Giroud is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, which will keep him out until the middle of January, but he has had to settle for a place on the bench even when fit.
The striker has started just one Premier League game this season, and with the World Cup just five months away, he is said to be keen for more first team action in order to secure a place in the France’s final 23 man sequad for the tournament.