Everton are believed to be in the market for a new centre-back and Napoli’s Nikola Maksimović has emerged as one of the targets for the Merseyside club.

On August 21st, journalist Ciro Venerato stated the Toffees are ‘waiting to close’ the 28-year-old’s signing. brings the latest update on Everton interest, and provides an insight into the defender’s latest situation at the Italian club.

The Serbia international was close to signing a new deal with the Naples club, but the scenario changed, due to a misunderstanding with Gennaro Gattuso and offers he has received from elsewhere.

Maksimović ‘hoped and believed’ to start against Barcelona, but was left on the bench for the Champions League clash in August. This ‘cooled the relationship’ with his manager.

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Therefore, a renewal is ‘no longer obvious’ and the centre-back could be heading towards Napoli’s exit door.

It’s claimed Maksimović’s agent Fali Ramadani is ‘considering’ two proposals from the Premier League, and one of them is from Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

The website, however, doesn’t mention any details of Everton’s proposal or provide information on the other English club who have made an offer for the player. add the Serbian’s ‘possible sale price’ shouldn’t ‘exceed €15m’ because Maksimović is in his final year of contract at Napoli.