Premier League trio in three-way race for Besiktas midfielder

first_img Veli Kavlak in action for Besiktas 1 Southampton, Everton and Leicester are all battling to secure the signature of Besiktas midfielder Veli Kavlak.Ronald Koeman, Roberto Martinez and Nigel Pearson are all looking to strengthen their squad in January and have been linked with a move for the experienced international.Kavlak, 26, has been one of the star performers for Besiktas under Slaven Bilic, but is out of contract at the end of the season and the club do not want to see him walk away as a free agent.Kavlak’s agent Max Hagmayr has confirmed interest from the three Premier League clubs but says they will face a battle with other European teams to clinch his signature.Hagmayr, speaking on, said: “Southampton, Everton and Leicester City are interested from England, they are keeping tabs and could made offers depending on the situation.“Stuttgart and Gladbach from Germany and Napoli from Italy are also monitoring the situation closely.“Veli is a player with great club and international experience so it is natural for clubs to be interested.“He has performed at a high level consistently for Besiktas so it should it is no surprise that these clubs want to sign him.”last_img