Everton striker Cenk Tosun is said to have turned down a last minute move to Turkish giants Galatasaray, according to Haberturk.
The Toffees are believed to have been ready to let the forward go out on loan, having secured the services of Moise Kean to compete with the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin for the central spot in their attack.
Galatasaray lost a couple of attackers in the close season when Kostas Mitroglou and Mbaye Diagne went off to pastures new, and although they added Colombian superstar Falcao to their ranks, they needed another striker to bolster their stock.
They wanted the Turkey international Tosun from Everton, but the 28-year-old is understood to have rejected the move, even though boss Marco Silva had sanctioned it.
It appears as though the Toffees man declined the offer to go back to his homeland because he didn’t want to sign for a direct rival of his former club Besiktas, opting to remain at Goodison Park and fight for his place instead.
Tosun has only made one appearance for Everton this season, and that came in the Carabao Cup win over Lincoln City last month, where he came off the bench to play a role in a late victory, but he hasn’t seen the pitch in the Premier League to date.
If there was a chance of the Toffees forward making the move to the Turkish giants down the line, it has now gone, because after being rejected they went and secured the loan signing of Brighton and Hove Albion attacker Florin Andone to fill their void for the campaign.
Tosun will now hope that he gets the chances to force his way into Silva’s plans in the Premier League when he returns after the international break, else he is going to fade away a little until January, when he would next have a chance to move away.