Bournemouth and Sheffield United are keen on a deal for Everton midfielder Muhamed Bešić this summer, with the Blues looking to offload him.
That’s according to Bosnian website Sport Sport, who say the midfielder is not in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans for next season.
They explain Everton’s management are therefore keen to sell Bešić ‘as soon as possible’ or send him on loan for another season.
Finding a suitor for him is not likely to be a difficult process either, with it explained that Bešić has already ‘made a name for himself’ in England.
Bournemouth are one of his suitors, with them likely to undergo something of an overhaul after relegation from the Premier League this season.
They are aware that there will be ‘numerous departures’ and so they will need to find replacements for whoever leaves.
Bešić is one of the potential ‘reinforcements’ and the Cherries are showing ‘serious interest’ in the 28-year-old.
In fact, Sport Sport say they will try and sign him, although they don’t make it clear when they will try and make their move.
They are likely to face competition from Sheffield United, who have also ‘expressed a desire’ for him to return the club after he spent last season on loan at Bramall Lane.
Thus Bešić may have to decide between both clubs, although a deal will naturally have to be agreed with Everton first.
They are looking for a figure between €3m and €5m for the Bosnian international, for whom they paid £4.32m when he joined from Ferencvárosi in 2014.
His deal at Goodison Park expires next summer, so this year is the final chance they have to make any money on him.
Whether either Sheffield United or Bournemouth would be willing to pay their asking price remains to be seen, but it is not a significant sum for a player they both seem keen on.