Arsenal will go head-to-head with Besiktas over the signing of Manchester City outcast Wilfred Bony, as the Turkish club president Fikret Orman is reportedly in London where he will hold talks with officials of Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool over transfer targets.
Besiktas manager Senol Gunes confirmed that Orman is currently in London for talks over the targets of the Black Eagles.
“The Boss is in London holding talks, we left transfers late last season as well.”
The Turkish side want to sign a potent forward to replace Mario Gomez who was pivotal in their league success last term. The Germany international was on loan fron Fiorentina and will now join Wolfsburg on a permanent deal. The forward resuscitated his career at Besiktas and thereby earned himself a place in the German national team where he scored twice in the European Championships in France earlier in June.
The Eagles want Bony on loan as they will be unable to match City’s valuation of the former Swansea striker due to FFP. However, they will face competition from Arsenal who are considering a £30m for Bony in order to bolster his forward line.