Two days ago, we relayed news from Spain that Everton are considering to table an offer around €20-22m plus variables for Barcelona’s Jean-Clair Todibo.
The centre-back is on loan at Schalke and they have decided against making his transfer permanent.
Sport now brings the latest update on the 20-year-old and also provides a background on the Toffees’ interest.
According to the report, the Merseyside club asked the La Liga winners about the Frenchman after finding out Schalke will not retain him beyond this season.
It’s claimed Carlo Ancelotti’s side and the Catalan club have ‘long been in negotiations’ for the defender and the former have even tabled an offer worth €22m plus bonuses.
However, Barca are hoping for ‘greater economic return’ to sanction Todibo’s sale.
Everton had earlier issued an ultimatum to Quique Setién’s side. Despite that, they continue to maintain an interest in the player and are now waiting for a response from the Spanish champions.
Yerry Mina has struggled with multiple injuries at Goodison Park, which is why the English club are looking for a new centre-back in the market. Sport are of the belief signing Todibo could help them strengthen their defence.