Besiktas are waiting for West Ham United to make an offer for Gary Medel, according to Turkish media publication Fanatik.

The Hammers are thought to have had a bid for the experienced Chile international, who has been capped 119 times, rejected in January and could look to try and get a deal done over the summer transfer window.

According to a report by The Sun, West Ham had an offer of £6.5million rejected and it would seem he could be available now as he has just 12 months left on his contract in Istanbul.

Following their deal with Villarreal for Pablo Fornals, which is expected to be completedly imminently, it would not be a surprise to see the Hammers be in the market for a defensive midfielder.

Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez spent the majority of last season on the sidelines, whilst Declan Rice, Mark Noble and Pedro Obiang are the other options they currently have available to them in that position.

Medel is a player that could fit the bill for what they are looking for as he has plenty of experience of playing at the highest level, whilst he has already had a taste of Premier League football during his time at Cardiff City in their disastrous 2013/14 campaign.

It is likely the South American would be available on a relatively cheap deal as well considering his current contract situation, which would, therefore, allow Manuel Pellegrini and Mario Husillos still have some money left of their budget to find themselves a striker – which has to be a priority for the Hammers this summer.


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