Besiktas make initial contact for Dimitri Payet

L’Équipe report that Turkish giants Besiktas have made an initial approach for Marseille winger Dimitri Payet.

Under contract with OM until 2022, the 32-year-old is earning €600k a month pre-tax and this heavy salary burden is making Marseille chiefs consider his value to the club in the medium to long-term.

The newspaper expects talks to occur between player and club at the end of this season, with Turkish sides like Besiktas having already made approaches.

At the end of the day, it may come down to whether or not Marseille manage qualify for the Champions’ League this season.

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