Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis is eyeing a move for Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic after the Bosnian impressed whilst on loan at The Riverside last season.
According to the Derbyshire Telegraph, Pulis wants to bring the 25 year old back to the club in the hope of winning promotion back to the Premier League.
Besic made 15 appearances for Boro ;ast campaign after joining the Teesiders in the January transfer window.
He scored one goal for Tony Pulis’ side, netting against Derby County in April.
The Everton loanee helped the club reach the playoff semi-finals but they lost out to Aston Villa.
He will be hoping to go one better next season if he puts pen to paper on a permanent deal with Boro.
The defensive midfielder joined Everton in 2014 from Ferencvaros as he signed a 5 year contract with the Toffees.
He joined the club for an undisclosed fee but failed to establish himself on the blue half of Merseyside.
In his 4 year spell at the club, Besic made just 37 appearances in the Premier League and failed to find the back of the net.
Besic has represented Bosnia and Herzegovina on 31 occasions, after making his debut for his National side in 2010.
Pulis has already added Aden Flint and Paddy McNair to his ranks this summer and wants to make a further four signings.
The aim for Middlesbrough will be promotion this season and the signing of Besic would add some Premier League quality in the middle of the midfield.
After impressing on loan, Besic would be welcomed back to The Riverside, as Boro aim to mount a Playoff charge next season.