But Nice turned down the opportunity to retain the 27-year-old on a permanent deal, deeming him too expensive.
Belhanda is contracted to Kyiv until June 2018 but with the Istanbul giants' interest, it is highly unlikely that he will return to Ukraine. Igor Tudor’s men finished fourth in the Turkish top tier and will make a return to the Europa League next season.
According to Yahoo Sports, the 2012 French champion is in advanced talks with The Lions. Gala are believed to have proposed a four-year deal for the midfielder, although Kiev’s offer remains unknown.
Belhanda featured 36 times for Les Aiglons in the previous campaign, scored three and assisted seven goals.