Everton’s failure to offload Muhamed Besic and Jonas Lossl before Monday’s international transfer Deadline Day has left the Goodison Park outfit in desperate need of finding EFL suitors for the Carlo Ancelotti outcasts.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Besic is striving to secure a late transfer to a Championship side before the domestic market between Premier League and EFL clubs closes at 17:00 on October 16.
Besic is in the final year of his £30,000-per-week contract and saw a potential move to Scottish Premiership giants Rangers collapse, leaving the Bosnia and Herzegovina international in need of another move that may re-start his career.
Ancelotti has had no use for Besic since the midfielder returned to Merseyside from a challenging loan spell with Sheffield United last term, for whom he played just 605 minutes for across 13 appearances in all competitions.
Besic will be allowed to continue training with the Everton first-team until a move away is secured, but risks being frozen out and omitted from the Blues’ 25-man Premier League squad if a transfer is not finalised in the coming week.
Like Besic, Lossl must also be considering his future with Everton despite no suggestion that the Danish shot-stopper is actively pushing for a transfer after reports earlier in the summer stated he would remain at Goodison Park to challenge Jordan Pickford for minutes.
That role has since been taken by Robin Olsen after the Swede completed a Deadline Day loan move from AS Roma, effectively making Lossl surplus to requirements despite never making a competitive appearance for Everton.
Ancelotti even saw fit to name 20-year-old prospect Joao Virginia on the bench for Everton’s first two Premier League games of the season, who will also not count as one of the Blues’ 25 registered players when the Merseyside club announces its squad for the season, unlike £28k-p/w Lossl.
With a squad brimming over the limit, Everton will have crucial decisions to make on who fails to make the 25-man list and Lossl and Besic are prime candidates for the chop if transfers are not secured in time.