Besiktas president Fikret Orman has jetted into the UK in order to try and sell defender Dusko Tosic to one of Celtic, Tottenham or Crystal Palace, according to a report.
Turkish news outlet Gunes claims that Orman is in London and is on a mission to try and sell Tosic, 32, in the January transfer window for a fee worth £4million.
It is understood that Celtic have had a bid rejected worth £2million for the Serbia international as Bestikas are looking for more.
The report adds that the Istanbul giants will reach an agreement to sell Tosic with one of these British clubs during their time in the UK.
Tosic has been ever-present for Besiktas this season, making 23 appearances in all competitions and scoring three goals in the process.
The defensive warrior, known for his no-nonsense style of play and being hard to beat, has previously had spells at Werder Bremen, QPR and Portsmouth.
Football Insider verdict
Celtic have already signed Marvin Compper this month from RB Leipzig and Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he needs to bolster his centre-back options. He may be more desperate now though with Erik Sviatchenko gone and Compper ruled out through injury for a month. Tottenham on the other hand do not need Tosic at all. He is past his best and is not befitting of a top Premier League club. Out of the three sides said to be interested, Celtic and Palace will be his most likely destination, but it seems unlikely Bestikas will sell an ageing player for the price they want.
In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton has suggested that the Bhoys lost out when this goalscoring defender exited Parkhead.
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