“There were also rumours about Aleksandar Kolarov but he wasn’t in my plans,” Gunes was quoted as saying by FourFourTwo.
The Black Eagles were closely linked with a move for the City defender and club president Fikret Orman confirmed he was pushing for the transfer to go ahead in a recent press conference.
Kolarov was expected to leave over the summer but Pep Guardiola has given him a chance over the pre-season which suggests he may just have a place in the team next season.
The Istanbul giants were pushing for a loan move but City were reluctant to accept a temporary move for the Serbian international and wanted €8 million for him.
Besiktas were unable to meet City’s asking price and decided to sign for Barcelona left-back Adriano instead who joined on a three-year move last week.
The Eagles have made strengthening their defensive line a priority over the summer and Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo is expected to join the club on a one-year loan.
Besiktas won the league title last season and booked a place in the Champions League group stage in the process.