Southampton are being reported as having joined the Irons in the race to sign Gokhan Tore.
Turkish newspaper Sabah is making the claim and say Saints are preparing a £7 million bid for the explosive winger.
West Ham have been locked in talks with Besiktas over a loan deal which insiders have told us “currently involve a loan fee of millions” and are still negotiating.
Sabah confirms that saying the deal the Hammers want would include a buyout clause option similiar to that which saw us land Manu Lanzini.
However, Besiktas would prefer a transfer fee on a permanent deal if Tore is to leave the club although the winger is desperate to team up with his former manager and friend Slaven Bilic and that’s where the Irons hold a trump card.