Strasbourg close on Youla
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Besiktas forward Souleymane Youla is the latest target for French side Strasbourg.Strasbourg are stepping up their pursuit of Besiktas forward Souleymane Youla.
The 24-year-old Guinea international is not playing in the African Cup of Nations, and Strasbourg are already making a move for him.
The French club are in discussions with their Turkish counterparts in an attempt to settle on a fee for the player.
Strasbourg had been looking at Middlesbrough striker Szilard Nemeth, but are now considering stumping up é¼4 million for Youla.
French rivals Nantes are also trying to sign Youla, but Strasbourg's move is looking stronger after they entered into concrete negotiations with Besiktas.
Egyptian defender Ahmed Abou Moslin is also expected to sign for Strasbourg in the next few days, following on from the capture of Ivory Coast defender Edgard Loue Gnoleba from Raja Casablanca.