Once the transfer window opens, Marash Kumbulla will leave Hellas Verona.

There’s nothing official, but the general consensus is someone will pay the Serie A club what they want for the young centre-back, and Everton could be one of them.

The Italian press were already pushing the Toffees’ interest back in January, and while the Albania international stayed where he was for the second half of the campaign, this summer is expected to be very different.

Gazzetta dello Sport take a brief look at his situation on Tuesday, explaining that RB Leipzig, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fiorentina, Everton and Inter are all ‘ready to relaunch offers’ for Kumbulla.

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The belief is that Verona value the 20-year-old somewhere between €25-30m, which is an affordable price for all interested parties, including Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

It’s around the same amount Lille supposedly want for Gabriel, meaning it could be a toss up between the two, or simply a case of both being purchased, therefore ensuring the future of Goodison Park’s central defence for years to come.

Either way, Everton appear to be in the mix, and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.