West Ham warned signing Bilic favourite will set them back club-record fee

According to reports from London 24, Besiktas vice-president Ahmet Nur Cebi has placed a £24million price tag on West Ham transfer target Gokhan Tore.

Former Besiktas boss Slaven Bilic, now in charge at Upton Park, brought the winger to the Turkish club in summer 2013, signing him initially on loan from Rubin Kazan before agreeing a permanent transfer a year later.

The 24-year-old flourished into one of the Super Lig’s top talents under Bilic, going on to bag 19 goals and 25 assists in 109 appearances across all competitions for Besiktas, and the Croatian gaffer is reportedly keen to sign him for the East Londoners.

But the latest comments from Besiktas’ vice-president suggest that although the club are prepared to part with the Turkish international this summer, they expect a premium fee in return.

“If they give €30 million we would have to think about it, we have to think about business as well,” Ahmet Nur Cebi recently told reporters according to London 24.

That converts to around £24million and would constitute a new record transfer fee for West Ham, eclipsing the £15million they spent on Andy Carroll in summer 2013.