Everton have joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in the race to sign Genoa’s Koni De Winter in the summer.

Last week, TuttoMercatoWeb reported Wolves like the centre-back and their scouts have been watching him for several weeks.

A fresh report from TuttoMercatoWeb states it’s ‘not just Wolves’ who are keen, and that Everton also like the 21-year-old.

Last summer, De Winter joined the Italian club from Juventus on a loan deal with a conditional obligation to buy.

He has an assist from 24 matches and the report says the defender has to play two more matches of at least 45 minutes each for the conditional obligation to be converted into a mandatory purchase option of €8m. This seems like a formality for Genoa.

De Winter’s performances for Genoa helped him make his debut for Belgium in March’s international break and attract interest from the Premier League. Wolves have set their sights on him, but they are ‘not alone’ as Everton have joined the chase.

It’s said the Belgian has ‘won over Everton’, whose owner, 777 Partners [still waiting for the approval from the Premier League], also own Genoa.

This could give the Toffees an advantage over Gary O’Neil’s side, provided the player is open to joining Everton.