Middlesbrough are in talks with Mo Besic over a permanent deal, according to the Sunday Mirror (4/11 page 67).
The 26-year-old midfielder is currently on loan from Premier League side Everton but is expected to complete a permanent switch to the Riverside in January.
Besic is a key player for Tony Pulis’ side and tying him down will further bolster their promotion push from the Championship.
He spent the latter half of last season on loan at Boro as well and his impressive performances made Pulis move for him again in August. He has so far played 30 games for the North-East side altogether, scoring three goals.
Besic made the move to England in July 2014 when Everton paid Hungarian side Ferencváros a fee in the region of £4 million for his signature. Injuries affected his time at Goodison Park and he struggled to nail down a regular first-team spot.
He made just 36 appearances for the Toffees in the Premier League in three-and-a-half years. His move to Middlesbrough has enabled him to play regular football.
Prior to moving to Everton, Besic started his career at Hamburg and played a handful of senior games for them before signing for Ferencváros in 2012, where he helped them win the Ligakupa (Hungarian League Cup) in his first season at the club.
Besic, who has made 34 caps for Bosnia and Herzegovina so far in his career, is a big player for Middlesbrough and will be hoping to play a key part in their promotion push back to the Premier League this season.