Besiktas president Ahmet Nur Çebi has confirmed they are keen to bring Everton striker Cenk Tosun back to the club.

The Turkish forward has recently made his return from an eight-month layoff following a serious knee injury.

This week saw him making a starring return for his country, bagging a goal in the 3-3 draw with Croatia.

His chances remain limited at Everton, though, where he finds himself playing a substitute role under Carlo Ancelotti, particularly with Dominic Calvert-Lewin continuing to shine.

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He has been linked with a return to his homeland with Besiktas, where he remains a club icon after scoring 64 goals in 142 games before a move £20.25m move to Everton in January 2018.

It seems that is something his former club are very much looking to make happen, with their president confirming he wants the player back.

“There is a saying, ‘My dear wants heaven, but my sins do not leave,'” he told Bein Sports.

“I also want Besiktas to get better players for success. We want to rejuvenate the team. I want a striker transfer.

“Cenk Tosun comes to the fore as a name. Cenk Tosun is with a club now, connected, but I would like to try it if there is a chance.”

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Whether a move can happen remains to be seen. Everton would certainly not be resistant to a deal for Tosun, particularly if they can get a good fee for him.

Selling him would allow the club to bolster their funds and add another striker in January, with rumours continuing to link them to Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik.

Besiktas are unlikely to offer that, though, with Turkish sides having been reluctant to spend their money and instead focus on loan deals in recent years, although perhaps Nur Çebi’s desire to sign his former player could override that.

Either way, it appears this is one to keep a close eye on as we get closer to January, with a deal certainly there to be done.