Everton will face competition from Turkish side Konyaspor for midfielder Isco if they decide to move for the free agent.

That’s according to the president of the club Mehmet Akcan, who has confirmed he and his side have made an offer to the Spanish playmaker.

Everton have been linked with Isco, who is available on a free transfer after being released by Sevilla last month, after failing to sign a single player during the January transfer window despite an acceptance they need reinforcements.

They’re now instead looking at the free agent market and Isco has been named as an option after his proposed move to Union Berlin fell through at the last minute.

Indeed, a report today stated that it would simply be a case of Everton holding negotiations with the player, who would add much needed talent to their squad.

Whether they do move remains to be seen but it appears that if they are interested, they will face competition from Konyaspor.

“It is correct, we are in a process of negotiation with Isco,” Akcan told AS.

“I can say it, the talks are going well. We are not yet sure if we have reached an agreement, otherwise we would say it openly. We are doing everything we can to close the deal.

“We have until the 8th of this month, but I think that everything will be resolved with Isco, in one way or another, as soon as possible. Now we have a chance to close the deal. We are positive.”