Everton interested in signing Cenk Tosun from Besiktas

Everton manager Sam Allardyce wants to bring another forward player to Goodison Park

The Toffees boss has warned the deal is not done for the Besiktas striker as the Blues prepare to splash out £25m on the Turkey worldwide.

The Merseyside outfit, who sold Romelu Lukaku over the summer, have frequently struggled in terms of goalscoring this season and their last two games have ended 0-0.

Tosun has scored 12 goals for Besiktas this season and helped the side qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League where they were drawn to play Bayern Munich.

Everton manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed that the Toffees are looking into the possibility of signing Besiktas forward Cenk Tosun ahead of the January transfer window amid suggestions that a £25m deal for the Turkey worldwide is close to completion.

He is keen to move to the Premier League and has been linked with a host of clubs, including Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Tottenham.

'My position is still to strengthen in more appropriate areas like a front man and full back.

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When Allardyce was asked whether interest in the 26-year-old was genuine on Friday, he replied: "Him and many others".

Despite making two appearances for Germany's Under-21 side, Tosun opted to play for Turkey at global level and has eight goals from his 24 caps.

"We have started to struggle to create chances and score goals in recent matches".

"And young (Dominic) Calvert-Lewin is battling away".

"Yes I would like him but with the amount of midfield players I have at the moment I'd have to move some player out to bring a player like Steven in", he added.

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