Everton hold early transfer talks with €20m Turkey international Ozan Tufan

MUNICH, GERMANY - JULY 31: Ozan Tufan of Fenerbache celebrates scoring his sides third goal with Alper Potuk during the Audi cup 2019 3rd place match between Real Madrid and Fenerbahce at Allianz Arena on July 31, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Everton have expressed an interest in Fenerbahce midfielder and Turkey international Ozan Tufan.

According to the Turkish outlet Fanatik, Everton have enquired about the availability of Tufan in the summer and have established contact with the midfielder’s representatives.

The report goes onto state that both Southampton and Sunderland are also interested in signing Tufan.

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Per the source, the 24-year-old has a €20 million release clause in his contract, however, neither of the three Premier League clubs mentioned are looking to match that valuation.

Tufan has returned to form this season and has been ever-present in Ersun Yanal’s Fenerbahce team.

The former Bursaspor man has five assists and two goals to his name after 21 appearances.

Everton are likely to make major changes to their squad over the summer following the recent appointment of Carlo Ancelotti.

The Toffees are back in action next weekend when they take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.