Gokhan Tore
Gokhan Tore has been a reported transfer target for Manchester United. Getty

Manchester United are considering a move to sign Besiktas winger Gokhan Tore in January, according to the Italian publication Tutto Mercato Web.

The 22-year-old has been in impressive form for the Turkish outfit after scoring six goals and managing six assists in 23 appearances in all competitions. He was at Chelsea from 2009 to 2011, plying his trade in the Blues' youth setup.

The west London club released him and he joined Hamburger SV in 2011. After a year in the Bundesliga, he made a switch to Rubin Kazan, where he failed to impress. Last summer, Tore joined Besiktas on a season-long loan, before making his deal permanent prior to the start of the season.

The Turkish international's display for Slaven Bilic's has seen him attract a lot of clubs across Europe. He signed a five-year deal last summer and is believed to be available for a transfer fee of around £5m, reports the Telegraph.

He is a right winger and can also feature as an attacking midfielder or a wing-back. Louis van Gaal is aware of the other potential suitors who can challenge United in signing Tore this month.

The Dutchman has already admitted that he has funds at his disposal if he needs to add more quality to his squad in the on-going transfer window. A move for Tore could be on the cards as United lack quality wingers in the squad.

Summer signing Angel Di Maria is the only recognised winger in the squad, along with Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia. The last two have been deployed as wing-backs by Van Gaal and that leaves Red Devils boss with a shortage of players in the wide positions.

Meanwhile, United suffered a 1-0 defeat against Southampton at Old Trafford on Sunday. The 20-time English champions are yet to win a game since the turn of the year and their captain Wayne Rooney believes his side did not deserve the result against the Saints.

"I think we deserved to win the game, but that's football. Overall we had the better chances and played the better football, but we were punished for not taking our chances," Rooney told MUTV.

"I thought we stopped their threats for the majority of the game, but they had one chance in the second half and they took it."