MO BESIC will be more than happy to listen to a Middlesbrough offer to return to the Riverside next season if he feels there is no future at Everton.

The Bosnian midfielder enjoyed his time on Teesside under Tony Pulis and would be willing to head back to Boro.

But the 25-year-old understandably wants to know where he stands first with new Everton manager Marco Silva.

Sam Allardyce’s departure from Goodison Park could have opened the door to some of the players who felt like their time was up there.

Besic was one of those. Now, following Silva’s appointment, he knows there could be an opportunity to impress and stay in the Premier League.

Silva has already hinted he will not be rushing into letting players leave so Besic will be biding his time to look at his options before the transfer window closes in early August.

There will be other clubs keen given the standard of his performances towards the end of the season but it would have to be something special for him to ignore Pulis and opt for a different club.

Clearly Besic will want to play at the highest level he can and Middlesbrough are looking to do what they were unable to do last season by making sure they go up next time around.

Pulis is looking at options to come in to his squad this summer and former Middlesbrough winger Albert Adomah, who provides pace and creativity down either flank, is being heavily touted once again.

Adomah played well in both of the play-off semi-final games with Aston Villa and Alan Hutton was singled out for specific praise after both of those for keeping a tight rein on Adama Traore.

Hutton is out of contract at Villa Park and has been linked with Middlesbrough following those displays, while he has now been targeted by Aitor Karanka.

Karanka wants the experienced full-back at Nottingham Forest next season if he can persuade the Scotland international to take a pay cut.