Torino Court Everton Midfielder for January Deal

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Torino are surprise contenders to sign Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic, claims Sky Sports.

The Italian club, who recently appointed former Watford boss Walter Mazzarri as head coach, are looking to strengthen their squad as they chase down sixth place and Italy’s final Europa League spot.

Toro are eyeing the Bosnian midfielder who has featured just twice in the Premier League this season, as a substitute against Manchester City and Chelsea. His other appearances came in the Toffees ill-fated League Cup and Europa League campaigns.

25-year-old Besic moved to Goodison Park from Ferencvaros in a £4m deal during 2014. Since then, he has only made 56 appearances for Everton, fewer than he made in two seasons with the Hungarian club.

In August 2016, Besic tore his Anterior Cruciate Ligament in his right knee during Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United testimonial. He missed the whole of the 2016/17 campaign as a result of the injury and a slower than expected return to full fitness.

Since the start of this season, he featured in just two of his country’s internationals and his cause isn’t helped by his club situation. Torino hope to entice him to Serie A with the obvious lure of returning to Bosnia’s first XI on a regular basis.