Besiktas are set to make a move for Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia next month.
According to a report from Sporx, the Turkish giants will follow up on their summer interest in the player by tabling a €3 million/£2.6 million offer.
In the summer Villa wanted in the region of €8 million/£6.8 million for their 2016 signing, but will almost certainly have to consider lowering their asking price with Kodjia out of contract next summer.
The 30-year-old has rarely been seen on the pitch this term for Villa following the summer arrival of Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge.
He has made just four appearances equating to a total of 140 minutes of pitch time.
Aswell as Besiktas, it is thought that Cardiff City are also in the hunt for the Ivory Coast international.
TBR’s view – Sell up, reinvest
Villa should be looking to move Kodjia on before losing him for absolutely nothing in the summer.
The likelihood is that they won’t get very much for him, but perhaps they can convince Besiktas to part with a bit more than the £2.6 million they supposedly plan to offer.
At the age of 30, it is little wonder Dean Smith has shown so much faith in new signing Wesley – in short, deputy Kodjia just isn’t part of the long-term planning.