Everton have asked for €2m if they are to sell Cenk Tosun to Besiktas in January, but the Turkish side want a further reduction on that price.
That’s according to Takvim, who provide the latest update on Tosun’s future, which is likely to be determined in January.
Tosun is out of contract at Everton in the summer and neither party wants to extend that, so he is likely to leave at that point on a free transfer.
His future could be resolved before then, though, with it made clear in Turkey that former club Besiktas would like to bring him back for a third time in the January transfer window.
The biggest issue is the finances involved, with Besiktas’ financial problems meaning they don’t have the money to pay Everton or match the wages Tosun is currently earning on Merseyside.
They’re planning on reducing the size of their squad to reduce funds but it seems there has not been enough of a reduction just yet.
Takvim report that Everton have ‘demanded’ a fee of €3m for Tosun but those in charge at Besiktas have ‘asked for a discount’ on that figure.
Negotiations will ‘continue this week’ after an initial meeting was held between both clubs, when the figure was proposed and determined to be ‘too high’.
Besiktas want a further reduction in the transfer fee but will then work on reaching an agreement with Tosun over his wages.
They have already offered him around €1.3m until the end of the season but Tosun wants slightly more, with his acceptable figure set at €1.5m.
If the two parties can reach an agreement, Tosun will sign a three and a half year deal with the club with the option of another year included.
First, though, Besiktas will need to find an agreement with Everton, and talks are set to be held this week to try and make that happen.