Everton have rejected an offer from Besiktas for striker Cenk Tosun, but the Turkish side will return with a second bid.
That’s according to Orta Çizgi, who say the Toffees forward is the Super Lig side’s alternative if they cannot get a deal over the line for Hulk.
They explain that Besiktas are keen to sign the Brazilian this month and improve their forward line but are yet to receive any positive response from him.
Thus, the Turkish side elected to look at alternatives and ‘knocked on the door’ for Tosun, who has been heavily linked with a move away from Everton this month.
Besiktas are said to have held a meeting with Everton about a move, proposing a loan deal until the end of the season in which they would pay half of Tosun’s wages.
This idea was rejected by Everton but, unperturbed, Besiktas are set to make another offer for their former striker in the coming days.
Tosun, of course, played for the Turkish side for four years between 2014 and 2018, scoring 64 goals in 142 games for the club in that period.
They’ve been keen to bring him back since selling him but, earlier this month he insisted he was not interested in a move back to his homeland at that stage.
That would suggest Besiktas have some work to do if they want to get this deal done, with Everton and Tosun seemingly not keen on their proposal at this stage.