Everton are ‘watching’ the situation around Juventus defender Merih Demiral, with the Italians now ready to sell the Turkish international.

That’s according to Calciomercato, who say the defender wants to use the European Championships to show himself off to the market.

That didn’t get off to the best of starts as he scored an own goal in Turkey’s 3-0 defeat to Italy in their first game, but that does not change the plan.

After rejecting offers in the past, Demiral ‘will be sold’ by Juventus this summer as he is ‘no longer in the plans’.

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In the past, he was valued at €40m, but he ‘can leave for a lower amount’ this summer, and Everton have been ‘very interested’ in him for some time.

At the minute, there is nothing on the cards, but things will become ‘more intense’ after the Euros, which Everton will be ‘watching’ with interest.

Much is likely to rest on Demiral’s performances in Turkey’s remaining games, with his number of suitors and price tag sure to be determined by how he and his country perform.