Mo Besic will be allowed to leave Everton this summer, according to the Liverpool Echo.
The midfielder has made 56 appearances for the Blues since arriving at Goodison Park in 2014 but has fallen out of favour since the sacking of Roberto Martinez.
Since then, Besic has endured a frustrating spell after spending a season on the sidelines with a knee injury, before spending 18 months on loan with Middlesbrough.
This term the Bosnian international has been on a season-long loan deal with Sheffield United with talk that this deal could be extended to at least the end of the current campaign.
However according to the report it's expected that Besic will return to Finch Farm on July 1 as planned.
The midfielder will enter the final year of his contract on Merseyside and that means that Everton could be tempted to cash in on the 27-year-old in order to avoid the risk of losing him for nothing next summer.
It's claimed that he will be allowed to leave the club either on loan or a permanent deal, but given the situation around his contract it's likely that a permanent departure will be the preference.
GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...
It certainly seems that the writing is on the wall for Mo Besic.
After an impressive start to life at Goodison Park, things quickly went off the boil following the departure of Roberto Martinez.
He showed flashes of quality during his time at Middlesbrough and has enjoyed his time at Sheffield United, but as far as his Everton future is concerned it seems that his days are numbered.
At 27 years of age Mo Besic is in his prime and so it's key that he finds a club where he can truly settle and show the quality that we all know that he has.
There's bound to be a handful of Premier League sides who are keen, and if we can keep himself fit then he'll be a huge asset.
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