Everton have joined the long list of clubs interested in Verona centre back Marash Kumbulla.
Kumbulla has impressed with Verona this season, becoming a key part of a defence that has conceded just three more goals than leaders Juventus in Serie A this.
The 19-year-old is highly rated and, earlier this month we covered a report from Tuttomercatoweb that Manchester United were keeping an eye on him.
That remains the case, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport, who confirm Manchester United are interested in the centre back.
They’re not the only Premier League side keen, though, with Chelsea also keen and Everton also having joined the queue.
According to the newspaper, Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is a big fan of Kumbulla and had shown an interest in taking him to Napoli before he left the Italian side last month.
The Blues are thought to be on the hunt for extra cover at centre back this month, with just Yerry Mina, Michael Keane and Mason Holgate available in the position at present.
If they’re keen on Kumbulla, though, they will have to fight off stern competition from Inter Milan for his signature.
Gazzetta explain that Inter ‘like him very much’ because of tactical flexibility, and the fact he can play in a back three, which would suit Antonio Conte.
They already have an ‘agreement in principle’ for a deal in the summer, with Verona looking for €20m for their man.
Indeed, the player’s agents were even at the club’s headquarters to discuss a move yesterday, although no deal is finalised yet and agent Stefano Castagna has a ‘proxy’ to deal with the Premier League interest in the defender.