Tottenham linked with Turkey forward

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Tottenham are monitoring Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun, according to the Daily Mail.

It follows reports in Turkey that Spurs have joined a number of English clubs in showing an interest in the 26-year-old Turkey international.

Crystal Palace are said to have had an offer for him rejected during the final stages of the summer transfer window.

Newcastle have also been linked with Tosun, who scored for Besiktas against Porto in the Champions League last week.

Now it is claimed that Spurs have looked at Tosun ahead of a possible move when the transfer window reopens in January.

The player believes he was very close to moving to the Premier League with Palace last month.

He was recently quoted in the Turkish press as saying: “Crystal Palace offered €13.5 million on transfer deadline day.

“Had they made the bid a week earlier I would be playing in the Premier league right now.

“I would only leave Besiktas if I made my club money and if the circumstances are right.

“Now I’m focused on winning my third consecutive league title, playing Champions League football and focusing on international football.”

The Germany-born Tosun, who started his career at Eintracht Frankfurt and played for Germany at Under-21 level, scored 27 goals last season.

Besiktas reportedly want £17.5m for him.

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