On Thursday, we covered claims from Italy that Koni De Winter has won over Everton with his impressive displays for Genoa.

The Serie A side are owned by 777 Partners, who are trying to takeover the Toffees and are waiting for Premier League approval. This may give Everton an advantage to try and sign the 21-year-old in the summer.

Genoa took the defender from Juventus on loan with an obligation to buy set at €8m. TuttoMercatoWeb state this is a bargain, considering his market value is €15-17m.

In addition to this, the centre-back has attracted attention from several Premier League sides, ‘especially Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton’.

De Winter has made 24 appearances in all competitions this season and his displays saw him make his debut for Belgium earlier this month. With Everton one of the interested clubs, Genoa could be in line to earn some profit from the player’s sale in the summer.

Genoa are set to sell Albert Gudmundsson for €25-30m. TMW state ‘it is not certain’ that they will cash in on De Winter, even if Everton or another club were to make an ‘important offer’ in the next window.

They believe the Belgian can continue to ‘grow further’ if he stays a little longer, however, the market will decide.