The Turks now want Defoe after failing to sign Adebayor.
Besiktas clearly feel Tottenham Hotspur is the place to buy new strikers as after failing to sign Emmanuel Adebayor the Turkish side now want Jeramin Defoe, according to the Daily Mail.
The side managed by former West Ham United defender and Croatia manager, Slaven Bilic, would offer the England international wages of £3m-a-year to tempt Defoe to Turkey.
Originally Bilic was after Adebayor but as the deal becomes increasingly more unlikely, the 44-year-old is prepared to give up the chase and focus elsewhere.
However, Besiktas will face competition from relegated club QPR, who’s boss Harry Redknapp is keen to reunite with Defoe once again – the 66-year-old managed the forward at both Spurs and Portsmouth.
The Hoops already have a strong English strike force, despite being in the Championship, with Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora already at Loftus Road and Redknapp wants to add the Tottenham attacker to that line-up.
Yet the Turks might still be the more attractive prospect due to the fact Bilic’s men have European football this season in the shape of the Europa League.
This is compared to the second tier level Defore would be playing at QPR – although the forward could still stay in London, which with the Englishman being in the latter stages of his career could be a tempting prospect.
Last season the 30-year-old scored 15 goals in 43 matches for Spurs and was also in good form for England, netting three times in four caps for the country in World Cup qualifiers.