Everton attacker Nikola Vlasic has set his sights on a move to Italy or Spain when his loan spell with CSKA Moscow ends in the summer, according to Calciomercato.
The Italian outlet report that the 22-year-old Croatia international has no intention of remaining at Goodison Park after an unsuccessful 2017/18 season which saw him play a bit-part role.
Calciomercato claim that Vlasic and his representatives have already mapped out his future clearly, and a return to Everton is most definitely not part of their plans.
Vlasic has scored five goals and registered two assists in 15 games for CSKA so far this season.
Good move for Everton?
Vlasic is a young player with huge potential who could become a star at Goodison Park, and allowing him to leave in the summer would be a poor decision.
There are obviously some big differences between the player and the club at the moment, but there is no reason why Marco Silva cannot fix those and convince Vlasic to stick around next season.
The 22-year-old is a big talent, and to lose him after just one season playing for the club would be madness.
This is Futbol rating: 2/10
Likely to happen?
It looks as though Vlasic has his heart set on an exit from Merseyside, and it may be tough for Silva and the club to convince him otherwise.
At the moment, an exit does unfortunately look the likeliest option, but do not rule anything out.
This is Futbol rating: 6/10