Everton were offered the chance to sign full-back Daniel Muñoz this summer but elected against a move.

That’s according to his agent, who has detailed the negotiations behind the scenes regarding his client.

Everton were known to be in the market for a right-back all summer, with the position one they desperately need a signing in.

They had targeted Denzel Dumfries from PSV Eindhoven and looked to have a deal in place but eventually lost out to Inter Milan, who signed the Dutchman as a replacement for Achraf Hakimi.

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Several other full-backs were subsequently linked with a move but never arrived, with Everton instead electing to stick with Seamus Coleman and use Ben Godfrey in the position if need be.

That is a risky strategy given Coleman’s fitness issues in recent years, with many fans already predicting problems at some point.

Whether that happens remains to be seen, but it seems there was one option on the table in the form of Muñoz.

“Daniel Munoz’s negotiation with Fiorentina was born out of my collaboration with Sasha Baranov and Niche Guerrero,” his agent, Diego Carannante, told

“We were offering the player to Rafa Benitez’s Everton, but then we also talked about it with Fiorentina.

“Fiorentina liked the player but didn’t have the budget to buy him because there was a difference of 5 million between the 15 million that Genk were asking for and the eight million-plus of Fiorentina.

“Initially, the Viola had offered 7 million, but then I think the Viola wanted to take a player on loan.

“An experienced profile like Odriozola arrived from Real Madrid, although I think Munoz could give more guarantees for the game of Italiano.

“Now Munoz has stayed at Genk and has been called up by the Colombian national team; in January, we will see if there is a possibility of a transfer.”