Besiktas have told Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United they will need to offer €20m to sign star forward Cenk Tosun.
The Turkey international has been linked with the two Premier League sides in recent weeks after impressing for the Turkish champions.
Haberturk have confirmed Besiktas president Fikret Orman is attending the Wyscout Forum currently being held at Stamford Bridge, along with fellow club officials Metin Albayrak and Ali Naib.
It’s been claimed officials from Tottenham and Newcastle United have also been present at the conference in London, with reports they’ve been informed by an unnamed Besiktas official they’ll need to offer in the region of €20m to sign Tosun.
Haberturk suggest the clubs were told: “It’s impossible to make this transfer for €13-14m. The president won’t allow it. Prepare to offer €20m.”
Newcastle United have already tried to sign Tosun when their bid of £8m was rejected by the Turkish club in the summer. In recent weeks they’ve revived their interest in the player, and may be willing to table a bigger offer in the next window.
Tottenham have too been linked with Tosun after they held talks with his agent and father Senol Tosun last month in Germany.
Mauricio Pochettino probably has less need for a forward than Rafael Benitez, and Turkish ideas Tosun could be a long term Harry Kane replacement carry more than a little bias.