The Turkish side signed Masuaku on a season-long loan deal from The Irons last summer and have the option to make the move permanent at the end of the season should they wish.

However, they do not have the desire to continue with the player following an uninspiring spell and have shortlisted three potential candidates to strengthen their left-back problem position. This will come as no surprise to seasoned Hammers fans who are fully aware of the players inadequacies at full-back.

The report that Besiktas are not planning to keep Masuaku has come from Turkish broadcaster A Spor who have good links with the club. Apparently they have even informed the 29-year-old about their plans and are expected to send him back to East London.

Masuaku has had plenty of opportunity to impress in Turkey, having featured in 21 games overall for Besiktas this season, 20 of which have come in the league.