According to a report from the Daily Mail, Middlesbrough are keen on a permanent deal for loaned in midfielder Mo Besic, but they are set to face competition from Turkish sides Fenerbahce and Besiktas.

The Daily Mail have reported that Middlesbrough are looking at the possibility of a permanent deal for loaned in midfielder Mo Besic. But, they will face competition from Turkish Super Lig pair Fenerbahce and Besiktas.

The report adds that Fenerbahce are the side leading the chase for Besic’s signature and that Middlesbrough are likely to need to win promotion to tempt the Bosnian international into joining the Teessiders on a permanent basis.

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He has enjoyed a successful season and a half on loan at the Riverside Stadium, after initially joining the club on loan for the second half of the 2017/18 Championship season, before returning to the club in the summer of 2018.

While he still has two years remaining on his deal at Goodison Park, Everton boss Marco Silva does not see a place for him in his plans. A hefty £9 million price tag has been slapped on Besic as the Toffees look to move him on in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Since joining Middlesbrough in January 2018, Besic has made 52 appearances for the club – only four less than he has made during his time at Everton. Along the way, he has collected three goals and six assists. He will be hoping to add to that total over the coming weeks as he looks to help Boro in the play-off push.

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