Crystal Palace want to sign Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun, according to reports.

It is understood that the Eagles had a £26m bid accepted for the Turkish forward in the final days of the summer transfer window, but ran out of time to complete the deal.

Tosun scored 24 goals for the Super Lig champions last term, and has already netted five times this season.

Palace are rock bottom of the Premier League after losing seven successive games, and have failed to score.

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Christian Benteke and Connor Wickham are injured with inexperienced Freddie Ladapo the club’s only fit and available striker.

The Sun says the Eagles are set to reignite their interest in Tosun, who has Europa League experience.

The 26-year-old was one of the most prolific strikers in Europe last season, and could score the goals to keep Palace up.