Fenerbahce have tried to blow Sunderland and West Ham United out of the water by submitting a 10million bid for Rennes striker Asamoah Gyan.
The Ghana striker impressed at the World Cup and was on the 10-man short list for the player of the tournament award eventually won by Uruguay's Diego Forlan.

Gyan, 24, is most keen to move to the Barclays Premier League and a move for about 7m had been expected.
However, Rennes are trying to cash in on the interest and are understood to have responded to Fenerbahce's offer by pushing the asking price to almost 17m.
The Hammers have already stalled their pursuit while they look at Nice striker Loic Remy and Santos wonderkid Neymar, while the new price-tag is likely to be beyond Sunderland.