Fenerbahce coach Aykut Kocaman has denied he has qualms with midfielder Hamit Altintop joining rivals Galatasaray from Real Madrid.
The Turkey international was closely linked with both Istanbul giants after an unsuccessful season at Santiago Bernabeu, with the 29-year-old opting instead to join Gala for 3.5 million euros this week.
“We made a proposition to Hamit, but the transfer did not materialise. (Club executive) Ali Yildirim’s statement explains the whole process,” he told reporters.
“This is water under the bridge now. We wish Hamit all the best at Galatasaray.”
Kocaman went on to deny that he had made any attempt to sign Besiktas duo Manuel Fernandes and Mustafa Pektemek and that any future arrivals depended on players leaving the club first.
“I have made no requests for Fernandes or Mustafa. If we have a player asking to leave, then I might consider transferring new players,” he said.
“In relation to players who will leave, we have made no decision concerning (Henri) Bienvenu.”