​Gokhan Tore is set to sign for West Ham from Besiktas on a loan deal, according to ​ESPN FC

Slaven Bilic first tried to sign Tore when he took over West Ham last summer but a deal for the Turkey international did not manage to materialise. 

However, the Hammers have been in talks since May to try bring Tore to east London and now it appears that Bilic will finally get his man. 

The pair worked with each other when Bilic was manager of Besiktas and the Croatian coach views Tore as the type of addition that could help West Ham push on from their 7th place Premier League finish last season. 

The east London club will pay Besiktas an initial €3m for a season-long loan with view to a permanent deal. 


West Ham have already strengthened their wide positions by signing Sofiane Feghouli on a free transfer from Valencia, while midfielder Havard Nordtveit also joined the club after departing Borussia Monchengladbach.

The Hammers main priority this transfer window, however, is to secure a new centre-forward, but the club have had no such luck so far. 


The new residents of the Olympic Stadium missed out on Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi to London rivals Chelsea, while it seems they have also been priced out of a deal for Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette with the Ligue 1 outfit rumoured to be looking for a £40m plus fee.

As for outgoings, West Ham confirmed on Tuesday that centre-back James Tomkins had join Crystal Palace in a £10m deal.