Everton centre-forward Cenk Tosun has been linked with a move back to Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt.
According to German publication Bild, Eintracht’s move for Everton striker is ‘on hold’ because they have to trim their squad first.
The Bundesliga club enjoyed a fine season last year, but they have almost been victims of their success having lost their top two strikers.
Luka Jovic has joined Spanish giants Real Madrid, while Sebastien Haller moved to West Ham United, with Serbian youngster Dejan Joveljic brought in to replace Luka Jovic.
Eintracht are still seeking a replacement for Sebastian Haller though, and it seems that they are keen on a Premier League successor for the French star.
Wiesbadener Kurier in Germany claimed last week that they want Everton outcast Tosun, who was born near Frankfurt and started his career with the club before moving to Turkey.
However, it is now claimed that the Bundesliga club’s move for the Turkey international has stalled, as their squad is too big, and they want to cut their numbers before moving for anyone else before the transfer deadline.
Some players are even named as being potential sales, with Nicolai Müller, Marijan Cavar, Taleb Tawatha and Marc Stendera potentially leaving to make room for the Premier League striker.
Given that he is third-choice at Goodison Park, Everton may well hope that Frankfurt can get a move for the 28-year-old frontman over the line, and recoup some of the money they paid to Besiktas.