French newspaper L’Equipe reports that Besiktas are closing in on Paris Saint-Germain full-back Siaka Tiene.
The first contacts were established few months ago and they have been intensified now that the January transfer window draws closer.
Besiktas do not want to wait until the summer when the player’s contract is due to expire, but would rather sign him in January and thus improve their chances of winning the Super Lig title race.
Tiene and his representatives will attempt to persuade PSG officials to terminate his contract in the coming weeks so that the defender would be able to move on a free transfer in January.
The Ivorian defender joined the club from Valenciennes back in 2010 and enjoyed a decent start to his career at Parc des Princes.
He lost his place in the side as Carlo Ancelotti took over the reigns and failed to make a single appearance in Ligue 1 this season.