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Wout Weghorst: Besiktas baffled by Man Utd target’s farewell to fans

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The Netherlands international has emerged as Man Utd’s main attacking target for the January transfer window.

Besiktas director Ceyhun Kazanci has dismissed reports about Wout Weghorst’s imminent move to Manchester United.

Widespread reports in English media claim Erik ten Hag is keen to add Weghorst to United’s ranks this winter.

The Dutch striker, who’s on loan from Burnley, waved goodbye to Besiktas fans after scoring in their 2-1 win over Kasimpasa on Saturday.

The gesture convinced many Man Utd fans that Weghorst would soon complete a move to Old Trafford. But Kazanci says neither United nor Burnley haven’t contacted the Turkish side about such a move.

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“I don’t understand why Weghorst said goodbye to the fans, why he made such a move,” Kazanci said. “He is our football player right now. Our contract expires at the end of the season.

“If Manchester United or any other team wants Weghorst, they will meet with Burnley anyway. Burnley will then contact us and discuss the terms of separation. If we accept, the contract will be terminated. Otherwise, it will go on until the end of the season.

“He can’t just go. There will have to be a reward for us to approve the separation. I’ll give an example. Burnley told us, ‘We made a deal with this team for Weghorst. We give you half of the transfer fee’. This may be a different condition. Then we’ll sit down and talk.”