Besiktas president Fikret Orman has told the Turkish media he’s had big offers from China for Cenk Tosun, as well as from Everton.
The Turkey international has been linked with a move to Everton, and the player’s agent is currently in talks with the Premier League side.
De Marke Sports have reported on comments made by Orman in a press conference when quizzed about the Everton target: “Besiktas is a serious club. We run our business seriously. I saw reports saying Besiktas have upped their asking price. This is not true.”
“Yes, Everton made a bid for him. He’s an asset to our squad. We also had offers from China which were around €35m, but Cenk has no intention to go there.”
“Cenk’s intention is important for us. Talks are ongoing. It’s not done yet. We have targets to achieve. If an offer arrives which suits both parties he can leave.”
Tosun is currently in England ahead of his proposed move to Everton, and it seems his transfer to the Merseyside club could be sealed soon.
There have been conflicting reports about what Everton have offered for the forward, but the majority of claims say the player has been offered a four a half year deal.
Yesterday it was reported Everton would like to have Tosun available when they face Liverpool on Friday night, but it seems at this stage this isn’t going to happen.
Fikret Orman has been on holiday in South Africa, getting back this week, and that’s likely a large reason for the delay.