The Turkish Super League champions Besiktas have stepped up their interest in Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.
The Turkish newspaper Fanatik, Besiktas president gave a lukewarm response when asked about speculation linking the Italy international with the Istanbul giants.
Fanatik report that when asked about rumors linking Balotelli with a move to Besiktas Orman stated, “Balotelli, why not.”
Besiktas are currently on the look-out for a new striker after failing to sign Mario Gomez who spent last season at the club on loan. Another report by Fanatik claims that the Black Eagles have requested that Balotelli considerers accepting a lower wage packet than the €5.5 per season he currently earns.
Besiktas are currently under FFP investigation and must report revenues higher than spending. Besiktas won the Turkish league title last season and will compete in the Champions League this season as a result.
Batlotelli provided one assist and scored three goals for AC Milan in all competitions last season.