Inter Milan midfielder Matías Vecino ‘remains in Everton’s sights’ this summer, but it will take €25m to secure his signature.
The Blues were heavily linked with the Uruguayan throughout the January transfer window, with it well known they were on the hunt for an additional central midfielder.
Indeed, according to reports, they had an agreement in place for him to make the move to Goodison Park, only until Inter Milan decided not to sell the 28-year-old.
Inter boss Antonio Conte elected to keep Vecino until the summer as they chased the title, but his future at the club remains uncertain.
Calciomercato report that Inter are planning to add to their midfield this summer but if they are to do so, someone will have to be moved on first.
Vecino is one of those who is on the sell list, and Everton remain among his suitors, alongside Napoli.
Inter see the midfielder as a ‘valuable pawn’ as he could bring in an ‘important capital gain’ if they can move him on, with them setting a €25m asking price on his head.
Whether Everton would be interested at that price isn’t offered, but it seems unlikely given they only went as high as €12m in January.
While they are still on the hunt for a midfielder, if they were looking to spend that much, they would likely be looking at a younger player they could develop than 28-year-old Vecino.