The Toffees have been involved in prolonged discussions with the Turkish outfit and finally reached a fee, thought to be worth £27 million, for the Turkey international striker, who could even be registered before Friday’s FA Cup clash against rivals Liverpool.
Besiktas president Fikret Orman said: “Our interests and the player’s interests are important. Cenk wants to join Everon. We want to do our part and we are working on a replacement.
“The era of buy, buy, buy is over. This is the era of buy, add value and sell. A final deal has not been reached yet but we have an agreement over the price. The end is near. The transfer will be wrapped up by the weekend.”