Inter Milan defender Danilo D’Ambrosio is being ‘followed’ by Everton ahead of the summer transfer window.
That’s according to Italian journalist Ciro Venerato, who says the Toffees are looking at the 32-year-old right-back.
D’Ambrosio is out of contract at Inter this summer, but the club have taken up an option to extend that by a year to avoid losing him on a free transfer.
However, the player has a counter-clause in his deal that will allow him to depart if he were to receive a better offer from elsewhere.
That could come from inside Serie A, with Napoli, Roma and Fiorentina all thought to be considering moves for him.
Offers from such clubs could tempt D’Ambrosio into a departure, particularly as he has found himself down the pecking order at Inter Milan of late.
It seems there is interest from outside of Italy as well, though, with Everton also keen, according to Venerato.
“D’Ambrosio? At the moment, there are teams further ahead,” he told Kiss Kiss Napoli, relayed by Tutto Napoli.
“Napoli have spoken to his entourage without sinking the blow.
“The player is being followed by Lazio, AC Milan, Roma and Everton. At the moment, he is not a concrete target.”
This is the first anyone has mentioned Everton in relation to D’Ambrosio, so we’ll have to take it with a big pinch of salt at this stage.
They do need a right-back this summer, but it seems very unlikely they would be looking at a 32-year-old, especially given they already have Seamus Coleman at the club.
Instead, this feels far more like Venerato linking any Italian player he can to Everton because of Carlo Ancelotti, something which he’s been doing since the minute the Italian boss walked through the doors at Goodison.