According to Teesside Live, Middlesbrough won’t be signing midfielder Muhamed Besic from Everton, who spent the season on loan at the North-East club.

Reports suggest Everton are keen to offload the Bosnian midfielder, but Middlesbrough aren’t keen on signing him, with Teesside Live claiming ‘he’s not on Boro’s radar this summer’.

Besic had a mixed season on Teesside, with consistency a real issue. He was in and out of the first team, often rotated with the likes of Jonny Howson, Adam Clayton, Lewis Wing, and George Saville, with John Obi Mikel added to the mix in January.

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Middlesbrough have a plethora of central midfielders at the club, and will be looking to recruit in other areas instead.

They are short in numbers in the full back department, with Ryan Shotton and George Friend currently the only recognised full backs at the club. Also, with Stewart Downing expected to depart, Boro will be hoping to sign wingers to fill the void left by the 34-year old.

Along with Besic, Everton are prepared to listen to offers for Yannick Bolasie, who spent the first half of last season on loan at Championship side Aston Villa, before leaving for Anderlecht in the January transfer window.

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According to the same report, the Toffees have set an asking price of £10 million, but Middlesbrough aren’t interested in bringing the DR Congo international to The Riverside this summer. Bolasie nearly signed for Boro prior to arriving at Aston Villa, visiting the training ground and discussing terms, but nothing came to fruition.


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