Earlier today we covered reports from the Turkish media that Everton officials have travelled to Istanbul to close a deal for Besiktas forward Cenk Tosun.
The Turkey international has been strongly linked with a move to Everton, and Sporx have reported on the details of the meeting.
It’s claimed Everton sporting director Steve Walsh has today been in talks to bring Tosun to Goodison Park, and that the Merseyside club have tabled an official bid of €20m with the Turkish side.
Sporx state Everton are now waiting on an answer from Besiktas on whether they will accept this bid, but it seems the Premier League side may need to increase their initial offer.
Besiktas are looking for offers up to €25m for their star forward, and Everton need to act quickly due to the interest from other clubs. Earlier reports suggested the English side were prepared to match Besiktas’ valuation of the forward.
Yesterday it was reported in the Turkish media Tosun had played his last game for Besiktas ahead of his proposed move to England. However, it seems Everton will need to hold further talks if they want to sign the player in the coming days.