Turkish giants Galatasaray are reportedly eyeing up a loan move for Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.
The Turks, who also signed Fulham’s Jean Michaël Seri this week in a similar deal, are looking for more midfield reinforcements after former Manchester City man Fernando left them for Sevilla earlier in July.
Schneiderlin, 29, made only 16 appearances for Everton last season in a campaign which saw his chances limited due to injuries and the excellent form of fellow midfielders Idrissa Gueye and André Gomes.
And he may continue to find his opportunities limited this term following the permanent signing of Gomes from Barcelona and the £8.5 million purchase of City midfielder Fabian Delph.
On a reported salary of £120,000 a week, the Frenchman, who has represented the Blues 70 times since his £24 million move from Manchester United in January 2017, would be a more costly player than most to continue to leave out should he not depart.
He has started all three of Everton’s pre-season matches this month, though, and finished last season particularly strongly.
With midfielders Gueye and James McCarthy heavily linked with moves to Paris Saint-Germain and Crystal Palace respectively, Schneiderlin could well still have a place in manager Marco Silva’s squad.