Always tinkering with his formations, Ronald Koeman has pretty much tried it all this season, whether it be three, four or five at the back.
The introduction of Mason Holgate and Matthew Pennington to the squad has helped temporarily quell a need for a new centre-back, as nether Phil Jagielka nor Ashley Williams are getting any younger.
Last summer, one man the Dutch manager was clearly after was Valencia’s Aymen Abdennour, out of favour at Valencia this season, and currently injured.
Making a €20m bid for the centre-back, Everton never got their man, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to try again.
According to France Football, the 27-year-old is now also a very serious target for Marseille in France, as the Ligue 1 side continue to try and improve their squad following their recent takeover, but the Toffees could cause them a few problems.
The French website claim Everton are ‘concretely’ placed on the dossier, and with a reduced price of €15m now being touted, we could very well see Abdennour leaving the Mestalla in the summer.
Whether it be to Merseyside, Italy or the south of France, however, remains to be seen.