EVERTON have turn out to be the newest Premier League membership to register an curiosity in Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun.
Toffees boss Sam Allardyce has highlighted the Turkish worldwide as the person he needs to resolve his hanging issues in his squad.
The 26-year-old has already been watched on a number of events this season by Crystal Palace, who’ve been anticipated to make a January bid for his providers.
Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is one other who has had Tosun watched carefully as he plans for a serious squad overhaul within the hope the membership’s proposed takeover goes by way of.
However the Mail say Everton at the moment are hoping to beat their Premier League rivals to his signature if they will persuade Besiktas to promote.
The Merseyside membership started the season with no confirmed out-and-out goalscorer within the squad following the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United.
They failed to finish the deliberate signing of Arsenal star Olivier Giroud final summer time, leaving them with solely teenager Dominic Calvert-Lewin out there.
Calvert-Lewin has achieved properly over the primary half of the season, however Allardyce recognises he wants greater than the rookie 20-year-old.
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Reviving a deal for Giroud seems to be a non-starter, particularly now the Frenchman is out of motion with a hamstring harm till a minimum of mid-January.
So Tosun, who has scored 12 targets up to now this season, has moved to the entrance of the queue of doable choices.
Proprietor Farhad Moshiri has made it clear funds shall be out there for Allardyce to spend in January to strengthen a squad steadily pulling away from relegation hassle.
So the £20million Tosun is valued at ought to be greater than throughout the form of funds the Everton boss has been set.
The largest drawback shall be persuading Besiktas to comply with money in on their ahead now that they’ve made it by way of to the Champions League knock-out levels.
Tosun has been central to their plans this season, and with them making it out of the group levels the membership now need him out there to him for the rest of the marketing campaign.
They face a final 16 match-up with Bayern Munich in February, and consider Tosun ought to stick with them whereas they’re nonetheless within the competitors.
That would pressure Allardyce to look elsewhere, with the necessity to usher in a brand new ahead extra urgent than with the ability to wait till the summer time.