According to a report in Hurriyet, Turkish powerhouse Besiktas are considering making a move for highly rated attacker Hugo Almeida, currently under contract with beleaguered Bundesliga side Werder Bremen.
The Istanbul side have been struggling to find their best form this season and sit only fifth in the league table after 14 matches.
Therefore, they're eager to strengthen their squad in the January transfer window and head coach Bernd Schuster supposedly sees the 26-year-old Almeida as the perfect addition to his front line.
Almeida has been Werder's absolute star player this season and his good performances haven't gone unnoticed elsewhere. The Portugal international has also been linked with clubs such as Real Madrid, Lazio and Sporting CP.
The attacker's current contract with Werder runs until the end of the season and Almeida is reluctant to sign a new deal. Therefore, the Hanseaten could be tempted to cash in on the striker this winter.