Fulham in for Turkish ace
By Ugur Cakir
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Cottagers, due to play the upcoming season at Queens Park Rangers' Loftus Road ground, have failed to spend lavishly this summer but Al-Fayed is determined that players must leave before another new face arrives in West London.
Nevertheless, Tigana has shown a firm interest in Emre Asik, who performed well in Japan and Korea as Turkey clinched third place in the competition.
The defender's agent, Harun Aslan, is to talk over the situation with the Gala board after the match with Denizlispor.
"We will talk first with Fatih Terim about the offer," said a member of the Istanbul outfit's board.
Terim is likely to want to keep the 28-year-old but, as ever, money talks, and the prospective of a move to the English capital can certainly not be discounted.
Emre Asik is an uncompromising defender, who launched a singing career in his homeland, and would add steel to any rearguard.
Tigana may have to rethink his defensive options with new boy Martin Djetou suffering an injury blow.
The Frenchman, on loan from Parma, will be sidelined for up to the first six weeks of the season with a knee problem.