Besiktas are continuing talks with Everton for striker Cenk Tosun and are keen to conclude talks as soon as possible ahead of the January window.
The striker has been heavily linked with a move back to his former club over the last two weeks or so, with Besiktas keen to add a striker to their squad in January.
Tosun is loved at the club, and they are more than happy to take him back, particularly as his contract with Everton is set to expire at the end of the season.
The Blues are unlikely to offer an extension, and recent reports in Turkey indicated talks were taking place over this international break to work out a deal.
The most likely scenario is that Tosun will be released early from his contract and return to his homeland on a free transfer, although it has been claimed Everton want to see the final six months of his contract paid in full before releasing him.
It’s a tricky situation to negotiate, and FotoMac say that Besiktas ‘continue their contact’ with Everton to try and work something out.
They, though, want a deal done as soon as possible, and there is an ‘atmosphere of panic’ that Tosun may soon be taken from them.
He’s been in Everton’s last two matchday squads, and there is a fear that the Toffees may decide to keep him until the end of the season, particularly with Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury problems persisting.
That’s left them very short up front, and Besiktas are concerned they may decide to keep Tosun around rather than lose another body.
As a result, they are desperate to meet with Everton and get a deal over the line as soon as possible to avoid any change of heart on Merseyside.
In the meantime, Tosun will continue to be linked with the move and A Sports commentator Ogun Sahinoglu believes it is the right one for Besiktas to make.
“Cenk Tosun is the right choice to back up Batshuayi,” FotoMac report him saying,
“He has come off a long injury lay-off but has been in the squad for two games at Everton and may take a little time. It will not cause problems with foreign quotas.”