With the transfer window now closed, Everton have turned their attention towards moving players out of Goodison Park.
Fifteen players have already left the club this summer, and Marcel Brands still has plenty of deadwood left to move on before the European transfer windows close at the end of the month.
One of the players on the sale list is Cenk Tosun. The Turkish international has struggled to find his best form on Merseyside since arriving in January 2018 and was less than impressive during Marco Silva’s first year in charge.
He finds himself third in the pecking order behind Moise Kean and Dominic Calvert-Lewin this season and so may want more game time elsewhere.
A return to Germany would undoubtedly be of interest and local newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau report that Eintracht Frankfurt are interested in the Turkish forward.
They are looking to replace Luka Jovic and Sébastien Haller, who respectively moved to Real Madrid and West Ham this summer, and Tosun is part of their discussions.
The newspaper claims they have already made contact with Tosun about a return to the club he started his career with.
It’s said negotiations are underway with Tosun, and the outlet feel an agreement is ‘likely in the next few days’. The biggest stumbling block would be his wages, with him earning €4m a year at Everton and that ‘represents a hurdle’.
There’s no mention of negotiations with Everton, but given Frankfurt have money in the bank from the sales of Jovic and Haller, it’s easy to imagine they could satisfy Everton’s demands.