Besiktas reveal reason behind Everton’s stalled Tosun move

Matt Stead

Besiktas have confirmed that Everton have made an offer for striker Cenk Tosun, but that their asking price may have increased.

Everton have been linked with a move for Tosun this month, with the 26-year-old having scored 14 goals in 24 games this season.

The Toffees bid around £25million for the striker and felt as though that would secure his signature, but the move has since stalled.

Besiktas president Fikrat Orman claims that an offer from an unnamed Chinese Super League club has changed the circumstances.

“Besiktas is a serious club, which goes according to international football rules,” Orman said.

“Everton have made an offer but China offered 35 million euros for Cenk Tosun. And we said no. He is a very valuable player for us.

“Cenk wants Everton. Negotiations are ongoing, with good intentions.

“There is no finished situation right now. If the conditions are right for us, the transfer takes place.”