Besiktas have begun discussions regarding a move for Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany, with the Turkish champions in the process of drawing up a contract.
That is according to a report by Turkish newspaper Fanatik, which claims a meeting between the two clubs has taken place at board level and Besiktas president Fikret Orman monitoring the situation.
The Super Lig champions are convinced they can sign the Belgium international for a transfer fee of around £25 million, but they may struggle to meet his £130,000-a-week wages. However, Besiktas believe they can discuss a transfer with the Citizens’ soon.
Kompany has been at the Emirates since he joined City in a £7.2 million deal from Bundesliga club Hamburger SV in the summer of 2008. The 30-year-old has won two Premier League titles, two League Cups, one FA Cup and one English Super Cup during his time with the Citizens.
Despite being solid as a rock for most of his time in England’s top flight, Kompany struggeld heavily with injuries last season. He missed 34 games in all competitions, mainly due to a calf injury, and was also forced to miss Euro 2016.