Newcastle prepared to pay €12m for striker who has been involved in six Champions League goals this season
Newcastle United have been closely linked with a move for Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun this season.
The latest reports from Turkey now claim the Magpies are willing to offer €12 million for the Turkish international in January.
Fanatik claim Newcastle will put forward the offer after months scouting the 26-year-old.
The bid – if made – would almost certainly be rejected as Besiktas do not want to sell Tosun in January and will even entertain offers below €20 million.
An end of season transfer is a possibility, Besiktas are not against the idea of parting ways with their star man for the right price.
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The Black Eagles do not want to disrupt their team over the winter break.
Besiktas have won back to back league title and became the first Turkish side to book a place in the Champions League Last 16 as group leaders.
Tosun scored four goals and provided two assists in Group G for the Istanbul giants.
In total the Germany born striker has 12 goals and three assists in all competitions.