Newcastle United’s Jamaal Lascelles has less than six months left on his deal and Beşiktaş are keen on signing him in the winter market.
Despite the Magpies’ wish to keep him, Sabah reported on Sunday that the Turkish club is willing to spend a minimal amount to purchase him, and given his contract position, they have hope of closing the transaction.
It was also reported that the 30-year-old is searching for a long-term contract as he mulls over his future at Newcastle.
The Black Eagles have made new proposals to attempt to sign the center back this month, according to a report from Fotomaç.
It is rumored that Beşiktaş representatives would travel to England in the near future to “finalize the transfer” of the defender.
According to the report, the Istanbul club initially received a negative response in their transfer pursuit and then increased contacts with the player. Their officials will soon make a trip to England, to carry out a deal for him… that’s their plan anyway.
Lascelles has made 22 appearances this season and the report states Eddie Howe’s side want to retain him until the end of this season.
The optimism in Istanbul may well be misplaced.