Sky Sports have claimed on their Transfer Centre (15:33, Thursday) that Everton midfielder Mo Besic is interesting newly-promoted Premier League side Sheffield United and Championship promotion hopefuls Fulham.
With just over an hour remaining in the transfer window, 26-year-old midfielder Besic is looking to leave Everton with his future at Goodison Park all but over after Marco Silva brought in three central midfielder this summer.
Andre Gomes signed a permanent deal after an excellent loan spell on Merseyside last season, while Fabian Delph has joined the club from Premier League champions Manchester City.
Following the sale of Idrissa Gueye to Paris Saint-Germain, Everton swooped to bring in Jean-Philippe Gbamin from Mainz. The club still boast Morgan Schneiderlin and Tom Davies in the middle of the park.
Everton’s central midfield business has seen James McCarthy leave the club and now Besic could join McCarthy in departing, after impressing on loan at Middlesbrough last season.
It is believed the tough-tackling star, signed by Roberto Martinez, would prefer to remain in the Premier League – meaning Sheffield United are winning in the race to land Besic ahead of Scott Parker’s Fulham.