West Ham agree fee for attacker, deal to be sealed in days - report
By Alex Taylor
West Ham have reached a £10.6m agreement with Besiktas for the signing of Gokhan Tore, according to a report.
The Hammers have been chasing the winger this summer but have failed to reach an agreement with a player rated at £13million by his club.
Turkish publication FutbolArena claim that the two clubs have now agreed a £10.6million fee for the 24-year-old.
The move would see the former Rubin Kazan player join up with Slaven Bilic as West Ham prepare for life at the Olympic Stadium next season.
It is reported that the Tore deal will become official next week.
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Manager Bilic has already spoken of his desire to sign Tore, as well as his team-mate Atiba Hutchinson, who plays in central midfield.
Bilic said: “Yes I want Gokhan Tore, will it happen? Nobody can say yet but we want him”.
Sky Sports have reported that West Ham had discussed a potential season-long loan but it is believed Besiktas are in favour of a permanent deal instead.
The move could also provide cover for a squad that will be tested to the limit next season after the Hammers qualified for European football.
The inform forward has three years left on his contract and has just completed a successful domestic campaign after Besiktas lifted their first Turkish title in seven years.
Tore notched six goals and nine assists in 35 games in 2015-16 in all competitions, playing on both the left and right hand side of midfield.
In other West Ham news, the Hammers have given up on signing Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette,