Besiktas chief denies increasing asking price for Cenk Tosun

Besiktas are confident of agreeing a deal with Everton for the sale of Cenk Tosun but have denied raising the striker's asking price.

Everton have been linked with a move for the 26-year-old striker although it was reported Besiktas were not keen to sell due to their ongoing participation in the Champions League.

Besiktas president Fikret Orman told reporters the Premier League side had made an offer and said progress was being made.

"Everton have made an offer for Cenk, reports that we increased his price are false, our vice-president Ahmet Nur Cebi has been leading negotiations," Orman said.

"A club from China offered €35 million for Cenk Tosun. And we said no. He is a very important player & we respect where he wants to play. Nothing is finished yet [Everton], if our criteria is met the transfer will go ahead."