With Cenk Tosun’s transfer to Everton very close, Besiktas have already began their search for a replacement, and NtvSpor claim the Turkish club are looking to sign Leicester City’s Islam Slimani, as reported by Sport Witness yesterday.

According to NtvSpor, Besiktas’ transfer committee have identified the Leicester City striker to replace Tosun, and the Turkish champions have reportedly commenced discussions with Leicester City, with regards to loaning the player.

NtvSpor say Besiktas have offered a €2m loan fee to Leicester City to take Slimani until the end of the season.

Besiktas are looking to sign a player who is eligible to play in the Champions League, and subsequently play against Bayern Munich next month.

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Slimani joined Leicester from Sporting Lisbon at the start of the last season, but he’s been unable to make a significant impact in the Premier League. When he does get full games, the striker tends to score, as he showed again for Leicester against Huddersfield today.