Everton and Tottenham Hotspur are the latest in a long line of clubs to be linked with Besiktas forward Cenk Tosun and have reportedly entered discussions with his father, who works as one of his representatives.

Tosun has been in fine form for the Turkish giants in the Super Lig and Champions League this season.

The 26-year-old has scored eight goals in 12 appearances to help keep Senol Gunes' side within touching distance of league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir, while his four goals and two assists in Europe's premier club competition helped Besiktas top their group and set up a last-16 tie with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Tosun's performances have not gone unnoticed by clubs around Europe, with Everton and Tottenham just one of 13 clubs credited with an interest in the 24-time Turkey international, according to a report from Haberturk, relayed by Turkish football.

The Turkish giants are anticipating interest in the hitman and have already slapped an ambitious €100m price tag on their prized asset in an effort to ward off any interested suitors.

But it is claimed that both Everton and Tottenham have engaged in talks with Mesut, Tosun's father and representative, over a potential transfer. Toffees boss Sam Allardyce recently confirmed that signing a striker is his main priority during the January transfer window, but Tottenham, who are now only six points ahead of Everton due to the Merseysiders' recent upturn in form, already have a number of effective central attacking options in the form of Harry Kane, Fernando Llorente and Son Heung-min.

Everton's need for a centre forward is no doubt greater than Tottenham's, and they may be encouraged by Besiktas club president Fekrit Orman's recent admission that Tosun, who was the subject of a £12.5m bid from Crystal Palace just a few months ago, could be sold in January if a suitable offer was presented to them, though he did concede that Gunes' men would be hard pressed to find an adequate replacement.

"If the proposals are very serious numbers and we need to sell to benefit the club, we will sell. If the proposals arrive in January, we will sit back and talk," Orman told Haberturk.

"Cenk Tosun is in great shape right now, he also makes a great contribution to us. If we need to at the end of the season we will sell for a big fee. Negredo has not been able to perform how we would like him to. If Cenk leaves, it will be difficult to replace him. This will weaken us."

Cenk Tosun
Tosun has been in fine form so far this season. Getty Images