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.
It probably doesn't help to have our transfer business made public, if the deals aren't signed.
Everton are confident of finally completing the on-off signing of Cenk Tosun from Besiktas, according to a reliable journalist.
Freelance football reporter Pete O’Rourke, who writes for ESPN FC, Football Insider and other reliable publications, reported on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon that the Merseysiders now expect to get the deal for the prolific forward “over the line”.
Everton move to complete signing of Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun
• Goodison officials to meet Turkish club’s president Fikret Orman in London • Sam Allardyce is desperate to improve Everton’s attacking options
Everton will attempt to complete the signing of the Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun on Wednesday at a meeting with the Turkish club’s president, Fikret Orman.
A delegation club will meet Orman in London following his return from a holiday in South Africa. Everton had hoped to complete the £25m deal over the weekend with the director of football, Steve Walsh, travelling to Istanbul on Friday to that end, only for Besiktas to increase the asking price by £2m because of the rising cost of Tosun’s potential replacement.
Sam Allardyce said after the 2-0 defeat by Manchester United on Monday, when Everton failed to register a shot on target for the second home game in succession, that the club had done all they could to sign Tosun as he again lamented a lack of quality up front.
Tosun is understood to be confident the deal will go through and will soon sign a four-and-a-half-year contract at Goodison Park.