Everton Target Cenk Tosun Confident Transfer Will Be Completed, Liverpool Debut Could Still Go Ahead
Everton target Cenk Tosun remains confident that his transfer will go ahead despite reports that talks have stalled.
A source close to Tosun revealed to Turkish-Football that the striker has already agreed personal terms with the Toffees.
Additionally the 26-year-old is still in London after travelling to England on new years eve.
Tosun believes Besiktas will reach an agreement and give him the green light to travel to Merseyside ahead of completing his four-and-a-half year move.
Turkish sports newspaper Haberturk meanwhile claim Everton director of football Steve Walsh told the Turkey international to be prepared for the FA Cup clash against Liverpool on Friday.
HaberTurk claim Walsh phoned Tosun and instructed him to be ready for the derby clash: ‘We like you as a footballer and we have been following you for some time. You are a good player and we want you in our team. We have a game against Liverpool on 5th of January.
‘We want to use you in that game, so get yourself ready. If Sam Allardyce wants to use you, you need to be ready.’
Turkish-Football reported earlier today that Besiktas are expected to make an announcement regarding the future of Tosun imminently.
Club president Fikret Orman has returned from South Africa and will hold a board meeting to make a final transfer decision.
Tosun has 14 goals and three assists in all competitions this season.
The Turkey international found the back of the net four times in the Champions League and setup two goals this term.
Besiktas became the first Super Lig side to book a place in the Last 16 as group leaders.