Everton are ready to let striker Cenk Tosun join Besiktas in January without ‘demanding a fee’ for the transfer to happen.
That’s according to NTV Spor, who say the striker is ‘considering’ his future on Merseyside as his contract is set to expire at the end of the season.
Tosun has recently returned from a knee injury that saw him sidelined for eight months, featuring in Everton’s last two matchday squads.
His contract with the club expires in the summer, and there is no indication from Everton that they would like to extend his deal beyond then.
That’s led to consistent rumours regarding a return to Turkey, where it’s been made clear that former club Besiktas are more than happy to take him back.
They would prefer a deal in January and one that costs them no money, although whether Everton would sanction that has been up for debate.
A recent report indicated they were looking for the rest of Tosun’s contract to be paid in full before sanctioning a move, something Besiktas would have been unable to afford.
NTV Spor say differently, though, stating that Everton are ‘keen on a split’ and are ‘ready’ to send Tosun back to Turkey ‘without demanding a fee’ in return.
That would suit Tosun, who has been ‘considering’ leaving in January as the Blues have not made a ‘step forward’ and offered him an extension to his current contract.
The pieces, then, are all in place for this to happen, with Everton, Tosun and Besiktas all seemingly in agreement that he should leave in January.