The Besiktas Director Of Football, Onder Ozen, has confirmed the Turkish club is interested in signing Papiss Cisse this month.

Ozen is widely quoted in the Turkish media saying;

papiss cisse“He (Cisse) is a very valuable player that I like – he could make the difference for Besiktas.

“He is a very valuable player, and a player I like.”

Earlier in the week we brought you claims that a ‘middleman’ was due to meet Besiktas representatives on Thursday (yesterday);

‘The UK based middleman Muzzi Ozcan is reported to be meeting Besiktas tomorrow (Thursday) to try and broker the deal.

It is claimed that the Turkish club would prefer a loan initially but would be prepared to pay up to £7.5m if Newcastle insist on a permanent deal.

Newcastle are claimed to be offering Cisse around for £10m and the reports also claim that the player is looking for a pay deal of £3m AFTER tax.’