Report: Everton offer Klaassen to Besiktas in Ozyakup swap deal

General view outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on May 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton reportedly want to bring former Arsenal youngster Oguzhan Ozyakup back to the Premier League and are willing to send Davy Klaassen to Besiktas.

Davy Klaassen of Everton in action during the Premier League match between Everton and AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park on September 23, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton could kill two birds with one stone this summer and get rid of one midfielder while bringing in another that has been wanted at Goodison Park for quite some time.

According to Turkish publication Fanatik, Everton remain very interested in Besiktas midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup.

The former Arsenal youngster recently signed a new deal with Besiktas to stop him leaving on a free, but it is understood that there is a £12 million release clause in his contract. Ozyakup, who has even been compared by some to Zinedine Zidane, could move to Merseyside for a real bargain fee.

Besiktas' midfielder  Oguzhan Ozyakup (R) drives the ball past Club Brugge's defender Brandon Mechele during in the UEFA Europa League round of 16 match between Club Brugge KV  and...

But the latest report in Fanatik is suggesting that Everton are attempting to snap up the former Arsenal youngster on an even better deal.

It is understood that the Toffees could offer Davy Klaassen to the 2017 Super Lig champions, handing them an immediate ready-made replacement for Ozyakup.

Big things were expected of Klaassen when he arrived at Goodison Park last summer for £23 million, fresh from captaining Ajax to the Europa League final.

Tom Davies of Everton is substituted off as Davy Klaassen of Everton comes on during the Premier League match between Everton and Brighton and Hove Albion at Goodison Park on March 10,...

But the Dutch international struggled massively in England and made just three Premier League starts and seven appearances overall, failing to score a goal or register an assist.

Ozyakup, who has shone in Turkey, would appear to be an immediate upgrade for Everton thanks to his dynamism and creativity in the centre of the park.

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