If ever a player has been given the hint he’s not wanted at a club, it’s Marcel Tisserand at Ingolstadt.

Middlesbrough and Everton have reportedly made offers for the player this summer, but none of those bids have matched what Ingolstadt want. Claims earlier this week stated Middlesbrough have made a €5.5m offer for the defender.

In July it was reported Everton had offered €3m, but Ingolstadt were waiting for something in the region of €8m.

Previous claims in the French media had stated Ingolstadt were refusing to sell the France born footballer, but it’s clear now that’s not the case. Friday’s edition of L’Equipe explains the player has been given ‘carte blanche’ to find a new club before the close of the window.

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There’s no mention of fee, just that Tisserand is free to talk to anyone he wants. The French newspaper claim there’s interest from Saint-Etienne and Rennes.

Everton and Middlesbrough, the Toffees especially, shouldn’t find it too hard to finance an offer that’s acceptable to Ingolstadt.

Indeed, the closer the end of the window gets, the more attractive the earlier Everton and Middlesbrough offers may look.