Besiktas midfielder Veli Kavlak has no intention of linking up with former boss Slaven Bilic at West Ham United, according to turkish-football.com.
The 27-year-old played under the West Ham manager during his two-year spell at Besiktas and had been linked with a move to East London, but he has ended that speculation by saying that he is fully committed to his current employers.
He was quoted as saying:
Currently, I am not interested in a move to West Ham United. I recently signed a four-year contract extension with Besiktas.
The Austrian joined Besiktas for £600,000 from Rapid Vienna in 2011 and has eight goals and 14 assists in 144 appearances for the Black Eagles.
However, the hard-working midfielder has been sidelined this season due to an ongoing injury and has yet to feature this season.
It remains to be seen if West Ham turn their attention to any other midfielders after Kavlak’s comments.
The Hammers welcome in-form Manchester City to Upton Park this weekend, looking to make amends for Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of struggling Newcastle United.