Latest on Lucescu, Şenol Güneş and transfers

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Updated: June 2, 2015

Beşiktaş reporter, Firat Günayer (@firatgunayer), tweeted out the latest developments on the coach candidates and transfers:

“Even though there was positive news on Lucescu last week, I kept on saying that it was hard and recently, the chances of him coming has dropped. The key sentence that Lucescu said to Orman in their meeting was 1) I’ll come, but the chairman has to give permission. 2) I have investments here. Lucescu said, “Give me time to handle these and I will get back to you on Monday or Tuesday.” However, there’s nothing from Lucescu yet. We’ll see what happens. It’s looking like Lucescu isn’t really leaning towards coming here. If Luce doesn’t come, we’ve been saying that the next candidate is Şenol Güneş. There will be another meeting with him after Bursaspor’s cup final. There’s board members who don’t really want Şenol Güneş though. Mustafa Denizli’s name has come up. Even Abdullah Avcı’s name has been talked about as well.”

“Bilic wanted Tosic because of the left back problem and since he was free. The board saw that his fee matched their plans and decided to get him. Agents suggested Ryan Babel. An agreement has been reached for his transfer fee, but since UEFA doesn’t allow Beşiktaş to transfer by paying a transfer fee (at least until Beşiktaş sell players), there’s 2 options; Babel will either be brought in via player trade (Franco + Şişmanoğlu) or Babel will pay Kasımpaşa to terminate his contract with them. Agents, who know Beşiktaş’ financial situation, are continously suggesting them free players. Glen Johnson is an example. It’s tough for him to come without a coach being determined yet. Evgen Konoplyanka is being asked about a lot. He’s a name that Lucescu said yes to. If Luce comes and he comes or if Luce doesn’t come and he comes, we’ll see. A lot of names are being asked of. If Şenol Güneş comes it’ll be different, if Luce comes it’ll be different or if Denizli comes it’ll be different. There’s no need to write on it a lot.”

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