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Besiktas increase asking price for Cenk Tosun, transfer to Everton at risk again

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Proposed transfer hits yet another snag

Kayserispor v Besiktas - Turkish Super lig Photo by Soccrates/Getty Images

UPDATE

Allardyce comments after loss against United -

"We have done all we can. I presume we will know more in the next 24 hours.

"We need a bigger goalscoring threat than we have got and that may help us achieve more results.

"I can't guarantee whoever comes in is going to score goals right away.

"Our deal is in. It is up to them whether they accept our deal."


Nothing with Everton is ever, ever straightforward. The proposed transfer of Cenk Tosun from Turkish side Besiktas to the Blues looked done and dusted some days ago, yet it has not been finalized.

The Toffees had agreed personal terms with the player and then there was bargaining back and forth with the club as the final transfer fee was finalized. That number appeared to have been decided at £25 million and the final paperwork was expected to be completed tomorrow January 2nd.

However, the Times and Paul Joyce are now reporting that another snag has popped up with the Black Eagles now increasing their asking price for Tosun because the price of their proposed replacement having gone up.

The newspaper says Turkish sources are looking for £27 million now, and the Blues are hesitating to go higher than the previously discussed price which included add-ons too.

Today’s performance in the 0-2 loss against Manchester United at Goodison Park should have convinced the powers-that-be that getting a top striker is of utter importance as soon as possible.

Sam Allardyce has been tracking Tosun for some time, and has identified him as one of the players he wants - it really behooves the Blues to get it done as soon as possible, no more drama.