Danish international Delaney could be on his way to Everton after all.
Everton could finally strike gold in their protracted pursuit of Danish midfielder Thomas Delaney, the Liverpool Echo reports, with current club Werder Bremen spinning around the Bundesliga’s relegation plughole.
The 25-year-old moved from FC Copenhagen in his homeland to the 2004 German top flight Champions in January this year, but he is yet to make any difference to their fortunes with Alexander Nouri’s side losing all of their games since the winter break for the first time in 37 years.
Consequently, the Liverpool Echo claims that Everton are watching the situation closely as reports suggest that Delaney would suffer a substantial pay cut if Bremen lost their top flight status, possibly forcing him to consider his options elsewhere.
Delaney agreed a move to Bremen last summer but spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Copenhagen. However, according to The Sun, that did not stop The Toffees attempting to seal an £8 million deal in January before he had even made his Bundesliga debut.
The need for midfield reinforcements appears rather less pressing at the moment following the arrival of Morgan Schneiderlin (below), the rise of Tom Davies and the impending return from injury of Mo Besic.
Therefore it will be interesting to see whether Everton decide to maintain their interest at the end of the season.