Roberto Martinez is looking to do a deal for Bosnia international midfielder Muhamed Besic.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez is interested in bringing Bosnian international midfielder Muhamed Besic to Goodison Park, according to reports from the Mail, despite the player recently being linked with a move to Premier League rivals Swansea City and West Ham United.
The tidy defensive midfielder is expected to be available for a fee of around £2.5m million from Hungarian Premier League side Ferencvaros, which could represent a bargain for a player who did not look out of place in any of his performances for his country at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, despite their disappointing group stage exit.
Martinez has just added Gareth Barry to his central midfield ranks at Goodison Park, but the Spaniard is expected to move for at least one more central midfielder, with Besic seemingly jumping to the front of the queue.
Garry Monk had been linked with a move to take him to Swansea City, but it is possibly that the futures of players like Wilfried Bony and Ben Davies must be sorted out before the Swans can do any more incoming transfer business this summer.
Everton qualified for the Europa League last season, meaning that Martinez is likely to want to operate a bigger squad for the Toffees than he did last year to ensure that they are able to compete on all fronts.