Besiktas defender Ridvan Yilmaz has emerged as a transfer target for Scottish Premiership giants Glasgow Rangers this summer. The Europa League finalists are interested in the Turkish player, but the asking price from Besiktas could prove to be a stumbling block to a transfer.Besiktas might need to reduce their £6m asking price for Yilmaz if Rangers are to sign him this summer.

Rangers are keen to invest some of the transfer fee from the Calvin Bassey transfer into their squad and Turkey national team left-back Yilmaz is a transfer target. Bassey has left Rangers to sign for Ajax Amsterdam in the Dutch top flight. The Nigerian defender has signed for the four-time European champions for an initial fee of £19m plus add-ons that could take the fee past the £23m mark. His transfer is a record for Rangers eclipsing the transfer of Nathan Paterson to Everton in a £16m deal in January.

Rangers are said to be keen to strengthen their team in the left-back and centre back areas in the wake of Bassey’s exit. Nigerian star Bassey is a utility player who can play as a left-back and as a central defender. Rangers have already signed a central defender in Ben Davies. His transfer from Premier League heavyweights Liverpool was confirmed on Tuesday shortly before the 3-1 pre-season friendly win over West Ham United. Davies became a Rangers player after the club agreed a £4m deal with the Reds. He was presented before the home game against the Hammers with the likes of Ryan Kent and the substitute duo of Rabbi Motondo and Tom Lawrence on the scoresheet for Rangers, while Tomas Soucek was on target for the Hammers with the last goal of the game.
For the left-back position, Yilmaz is the main target for Rangers, but Besiktas will need to adjust his transfer fee.