Turkish outfit Besiktas have revealed that they are close to signing Manchester United left-back Alexander Buttner before the close of the Turkish transfer window, according to the Metro.

The Dutch interational has struggled to become an integral part of the Manchester United side since his transfer from Vitesse Arnhem, and has openly admitted to being homesick. 

The 24-year-old grew up on a gypsy camp in the Netherlands, and he has attributed some of his poor form to being homesick after his move in 2012.

But, Buttner is now looking to put his average spell at Old Trafford behind him, in an attempt to find first-team football at a high level. 

And this wish could be granted by emerging Turkish giants Besiktas, who are looking to add to their ever-growing squad.

Buttner is understood to have asked for a move away from the Premier League champions in a bid to gain regular playing time. 

A loan-move to Scottish giants Celtic is thought to have fell through last week, so this leaves Besiktas in the front seat to sign the Dutchman. 

And Besiktas' vice-president confirmed that a deal is close to being finalised. 

"We are working towards completing the deal, we have agreed personal terms with Alexander Buttner," Nuri Cebi told Turkish press.

"We have also reached an agreement with Manchester United, and we will complete the loan transfer within the next one to two days."

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