Forward Cenk Tosun stayed at Besiktas after his proposed transfer to Crystal Palace collapsed yesterday, report NtvSpor.
The Premier League side were active on deadline day after they completed the signing of Mamadou Sakho from Liverpool, but Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer also wanted to add a striker to his squad to compete with Christian Benteke.
Tosun was a target for Crystal Palace in the final days of the window, but NtvSpor said despite the clubs agreeing on £12.5m fee for the striker, the payment structure was an issue for the Turkish champions.
Crystal Palace’s proposal was to pay the fee over 24 months, but Besiktas wanted the money up-front, and subsequently an agreement couldn’t be reached.
The Turkish window still has another week to go, but Besiktas had to confirm their Champions League squad yesterday, so selling Cenk to Crystal Palace without replacing him could have been an issue.
Besiktas would have had only Alvaro Negredo as a recognised centre forward, so this was another reason why they pulled out of the deal