Chelsea defender transfer to Turkish giants remains uncertain

Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has been closely linked with a move to Besiktas over the summer transfer window but he has yet to complete his move.

A source close to Besiktas told Emre Sarigul that the reason for the delay has been Chelsea’s insistence on including a buyout clause option. The Blues want a guarantee that the Istanbul giants will sign Omeruo at the end of the season. Besiktas want a reduced buyout clause option and have yet to decide whether they will push through the deal.

Omeruo was in Turkey recently after agreeing personal terms but the deal has yet to go through.

The Nigerian international defender spent last season on-loan at Istanbul minnows Kasimpasa and established himself as a first team regular in one of the best performing defensive sides.

Last month BBC journalist Oluwashina Okeleji told Emre Sarigul that talks between Besiktas and Chelsea were ongoing but that a personal agreement has yet to be reached.

“Besiktas are in advanced talks with Chelsea but nothing has been agreed with the player,” Okeleji said.

A month on and despite progress being made in terms of an agreement between Besiktas and Omeruo, Chelsea and the Eagles are yet to reach a settlement.

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