Everton are interested in Sassuolo defender Gian Marco Ferrari, who could be available for as little as €10m.
The Blues are on the hunt for a central defender this summer, with Carlo Ancelotti and Marcel Brands identifying that position as one that needs strengthening.
They have thus been linked to centre backs all over Europe, with Lille’s Gabriel Magalhães and Barcelona’s Jean-Clair Todibo seemingly at the top of the list.
Several names in Italy, which is a market that Ancelotti knows well, have also been mooted as targets, with the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly and Marash Kumbulla also linked with big moves in recent months.
The latest to add to that list is Ferrari, according to CalcioMercato.it, who say that Everton are one of several clubs interested in his signature.
In an exclusive, the website explains that the 28-year-old is the subject of interest from Roma, Napoli and Everton this summer as all three are looking to add a centre back to their squads.
Ferrari is one they are looking at and could be available for as little as €10m as a result of the ‘economic crisis’ caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.
That price tag is ‘definitely within the reach’ of Everton, although the two Italian sides are more likely to try for a loan with an obligation to buy at the end of it.
The website insists their interest thus far has been nothing more than ‘preliminary surveys’ but believes his future is one to be ‘monitored carefully’ as there is certainly interest in him.
Sassuolo are under no pressure to sell in terms of his contract as that expires in 2023, but it is heavily implied they may need the money in these testing times.
Everton could certainly afford it, and there’s every chance they’re looking at Ferrari as a low-cost option with deals for the likes of Todibo, Kumbulla and Magalhaes looking likely to be expensive.