Turkish giants Beşiktaş will this week send a representative to England in an attempt to sign Manchester City midfielder Fernando Reges on loan, Sporx reports.
The Süper Lig side, who recently pulled off a huge coup when they beat PSG to the signing of Real Madrid legend Pepe, want fresh legs in midfielder with Atiba Hutchinson getting no younger at the age of 34, and have identified Fernando as a potentially cheap option.
Beşiktaş have some Financial Fair Play restraints and knowing that Fernando is not part of Pep Guardiola’s long-term plans, they hope to convince City to loan them the 29-year-old, but it could prove difficult.
City are open to letting Fernando leave, but prefer a permanent deal. A recent attempt by Spanish club Valencia to loan the defensive midfielder was rejected, and there is no reason to believe the Turks will fare any better.
While Fernando has been rarely used by Guardiola, making just five league starts last season, Sporx reports that no final decision will be made on his future yet because he is in the squad about to tour the US. Of interest, the Turkish news portal claims that Pep hopes to take Fabinho instead of Fernando to America, but the Monaco midfielder is reportedly closer to joining Atletico Madrid.