Besiktas have joined the race to sign Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah in January, with the winger having failed to make the grade since signing for the Stamford Bridge side.
His move last January for £11 million brought one of the more highly rated young prospects to west London, but the player has found opportunities incredibly limited.
Spartak Moscow manager Murat Yakin, who coached Salah for two years at former club Basel, admitted that he was desperate to bring him to the Russian side earlier this week.
However, it does not seem like it will be simple for Yakin to bring Salah to Russia when the window opens.
They now face open competition from Turkish giants Besiktas.
The club’s president Fikret Orman has admitted that his side hold an interest in signing the Egyptian international.
“He is a good player. We are interested,” he said.
However, Jose Mourinho has repeatedly insisted that Salah would not be allowed to depart Stamford Bridge in January.