The Turkish club will wait to hear if they can play in Europe next season before finalising the deal.
Besiktas president Fikret Orman claims that a deal to sign Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor is nearing completion.
Adebayor’s future at White Hart Lane looks to be over with manager Andre Villas-Boas keen to move him on to free up space in the squad and his transfer budget in order to bring in a leading European forward this summer, with Valencia’s Roberto Soldado their main target.
The Turkish club have been chasing the all summer and have reportedly agreed a fee of £4million with Spurs to buy the 29-year-old, who is said to be keen on a move to the Inonu Stadium, only for the deal to hit a snag.
Besiktas are currently blocked from playing in Europe due to alleged involvement in match fixing and Orman says the transfer won’t be finalised until they find out if their appeal is successful leaving the Togo international in limbo.
“We are interested in Adebayor, and the transfer could still go ahead,” Orman told Metro.
“The deal breaker for Adebayor was whether we would play in Europe this season, as soon as we are cleared I will travel to London and complete the deal.”