Newcastle would have to break £17m Owen transfer record to sign striker target with four Champions League goals
Newcastle United have been closely linked with a move for Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun.
The Magpies would however, have to break their transfer record to sign the Turkish international.
Newcastle paid Real Madrid £17 million for Michael Owen [BBC] in a club record deal.
The Premier League outfit would have to pay more than £17 million to prize Tosun away from Besiktas this January.
The Chronicle report that the valuation is proving a sticking point for Newcastle and that they may end up being priced out of the transfer.
A source close to Besiktas revealed to Turkish-Football that the club now value Tosun as being worth €23 million (£20.58m).
Besiktas want to keep hold of Tosun over the winter but club president Fikret Orman has revealed that he will consider offers in January.
“We are focused on winning all out games until the winter break,” Orman was quoted as saying by Turkish-Football.
“Emotions will be put aside in January, we will weigh up the situation and look over the offers.”
Tosun has been on fire this season scoring four times and providing an assist in the Champions League alone.
Only Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane have directly been involved in more goals in the European competition (6).
The Turkish international is the highest scoring Besiktas player in Champions League history.
The 26-year-old has 10 goals in 15 games this campaign. In total Tosun has 15 goals in 24 games for club and country this season.