Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh appears to be closing in on a move to Besiktas.
According to Besiktas coach Samet Aybaba, the club are close to signing Chamakh and are also keen on Turkey international Tuncay Sanli.
"There are many players on our list," Aybaba told Bugun.com.
"We need to be careful when it comes to transferring players.
"It's obvious that our club has financial problems. We are interested in Tuncay Sanli and Marouane Chamakh.
"We are close to getting a striker."
Chamakh's future with the Gunners has been uncertain for some time, but just last week he insisted he was ready to step up should he still be at Emirates Stadium when the summer transfer window closes at the end of August.
"If I am staying here with Arsenal, I will do my best for the team and give the maximum," he said.
"Last season was difficult. We were playing with just one striker [Robin van Persie] and that striker was the best player in Europe. There was not a lot I could do.
"I was upset because thought I could have played more but football is like that. Sometimes you do not have a chance.
"I hope this season I will play more than last. I have not spoken with the manager but I will soon."
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has signed Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud this summer, meaning the competition for places will be even tougher for the Morocco international - even if captain Robin van Persie, who wants a move away from the club, is sold.
But Chamakh added: "In the first six months after signing I had lots of games but after that I only played a few.
"Now I hope this season will be good for me and the club.
"I need more confidence. But to be confident I need to play more. I am determined to stay."
Wenger has admitted Podolski and Giroud are unlikely to feature at the start of the season (see Related Articles).