Report: Everton submit approach for Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun, he wants to join Toffees in January

Besiktas' Turkish forward Cenk Tosun (R) celebrates with Besiktas' Turkish defender Gokhan Gonul after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between...

Everton are reportedly closing in on Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun.

Besiktas' Turkish forward Cenk Tosun (R) celebrates with Besiktas' Turkish defender Gokhan Gonul after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between...

According to Turkish TV station NTV Spor, Everton have submitted a proposal worth around €20million (£17.7million) for Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun – and he wants the move to Goodison Park.

The Toffees were expected to land a new striker over the summer following Romelu Lukaku's move to Manchester United, but they ended the transfer window without landing a major replacement.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has filled in admirably so far this season, but new manager Sam Allardyce is expected to pursue a new striker during the January transfer window.

Besiktas' Turkish forward Cenk Tosun celebrates after scoring a goal during the Turkish Super Lig football match between Besiktas and Galatasaray on December 2, 2017 at Vodafone Park...

One name mentioned is Besiktas hitman Cenk Tosun, and NTV Spor now report that Everton have submitted an approach of around €20million (£17.7million) for Tosun, with the Toffees awaiting a response from the Turkish giants.

It's noted that Tosun is interested in a move to Everton, and will join the Toffees in January if they can strike an agreement over a fee with Besiktas.

Tosun, 26, has been a goalscoring sensation for Besiktas since his 2014 move from Gaziantepspor, hitting 50 goals in three seasons before the start of the current campaign.

Besiktas' Turkish forward Cenk Tosun (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Turkish Spor Toto Super league football match between Besiktas and Osmanl?spor at the...

The Turkish international – who has notched eight goals in 24 games for his country – has hit 13 goals in 23 games in all competitions this season, become one of the most in demand forwards in Europe.

Tosun could provide a major boost to Everton's striking options, though whether Besiktas would accept just shy of £18million remains to be seen as January approaches.

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