Super Lig champions Besiktas have launched an offer to cover €3.5 million of Chelsea forward Loic Remy’s €4.5 million wages, as reported by Sporx.
The Source claims that Besiktas want The Frenchman on loan and negotiations have entered in an advanced stage.
However, Remy is still very much a Crystal Palace target and could join on loan or on a permanent deal from Chelsea.
Palace have broken their transfer record with a £32m deal for Liverpool’s Christian Benteke but Alan Pardew is keen for more attacking options and Remy, a player he knows from his time at Newcastle, fits the bill.
Palace are either considering a £9m permanent deal or a £3m season-long loan.
But the Turkish champions have drawn up a shortlist of five forwards as possible replacements for Mario Gomez, who has chosen not to return to the Super Lig side over the summer.
The German star was a top scorer in the last league campaign and played the main part in Besiktas winning the league.
“The reason for this is completely down to the political situation,” the striker said on his Facebook page. There are no sporting or any other reasons that have made me make this decision. It is purely down to the terrible events that happened in the last few days.”
The French striker does have another two-years left on his deal however he has battled for playing time and has been granted the permission to leave according to the
The Super Lig champions Besiktas were firmly linked with Remy last year, but the ex-manager blocked him move.
The strong forward has 12 goals and three assists in 47 games for Chelsea in all tournaments since joining from QPR in 2012.
The Black Eagles acquired the league title last campaign and will play in the 2016-17 Champions League.