Turkish outlet Milliyet are reporting that Crystal Palace have launched a £10M bid for Besiktas forward Cenk Tosun, who Newcastle were linked with yesterday.
And the news is that Newcastle have also made a bid for the 26-year-old German-born Turkish International.
Newcastle United have also reportedly tabled an offer for the player, according to the Turkish media outlet.
The news is that Besiktas want to sign Jose Sosa and Domagoj Vida and they need funds to do that, so selling Tosun could provide those funds.
Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is said to be willing to offer £8M for the 6ft 18 times capped Turkish International (5 goals), but there’s no doubt the London club is in the driver’s seat for the player.
Besiktas President Fikret Orman wants £12M for Tosun, so the deal is not yet agreed, and it remains to be seen if Rafa is willing to raise the Newcastle bid.
26-year-old Besiktas forward Cenk Tosun
It could be that if Rafa does sign a striker today, he will sell Dwight Gayle to Fulham for £15M.
The Northern Echo are reporting today that Newcastle are willing to sell Gayle right up until 11:00 pm tonight.
It seems that Rafa Benitez and Gayle may have fallen out, but Gayle has told the manager he still wants to stay on Tyneside.
Tosun joined Besiktas three years ago from Gaziantepspor and since then he has played 121 times for the Turkish Champions with 51 goals and 11 assists.
This deal is a possibility for Newcastle, but in truth, it doesn’t look very likely.
But you never know.