Crystal Palace were understood to have been close to securing a deal for Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun.

The Turkish international was heavily linked with a move away from his homeland throughout the course of the summer, and it looked as though a move to Palace was very much on the cards.

Reports widely suggested that the Eagles had a €13.5 million offer for Tosun accepted by Besiktas and this is something that the player himself has since confirmed.

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However, as quoted by Turkish-Football, the 26-year-old claims that he would have signed for Palace if they had made the offer a week earlier. The Eagles were simply too late in their approach to sign Tosun.

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.

Palace were on the lookout for a new striker throughout the course of the summer as they looked to complement Christian Benteke, adding depth to their reinforcements up top.

Frank de Boer’s side also saw a deal to land Everton outcast Oumar Niasse fall through on the final day of the window.

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