West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has confirmed that he is interested in signing Besiktas pair Atiba Hutchinson and Gokhan Tore this summer, Sky Sports reports.
Bilic is looking to kick-start his side's transfer business through the signing of the duo, as he attempts to bolster his squad ahead of the East London side's move to the Olympic Stadium and involvement in the Euopa League in the upcoming campaign.
Speaking of the potential transfers to Turkish television, Bilic said: "
"We also have others but they are major targets."
"Will it happen? Nobody can say yet but we want him."
Bilic also commented on the complexities that surround the deal, with the Croatian looking to purchase both players in one single deal.
"I want one transfer for both. More than one thing has to happen for this deal. When a club wants a player it depends on how much [Besiktas] want to sell a player and how much they are asking."
"There is a lot written in the Turkish press that is untrue. But I know them [Tore and Hutchinson], I spent two years with them."
33-year-old Hutchinson is already familiar with the Hammers boss, having played under the Croatian at the Turkish champions for two seasons, with the Canadian international able to play right-back or as a holding midfielder.
Turkish international Tore also has experience with Bilic, having spent his playing career in Germany and Russia before joining up with the West Ham coach at Besiktas in 2014. The 24-year-old is primarily a winger, and could provide Bilic with the pace out wide that he desires heading into the new season.