Inter Milan, Juventus and Atletico Madrid are monitoring the situation around Everton’s Lucas Digne, should he look to leave Goodison Park in the near future.
Digne was recently dropped by Everton manager Rafa Benitez for the win over Arsenal, despite being fit for the game.
That led to reports of a rift between the Spanish boss and his full-back, who has reportedly become frustrated by the more defensive role he has been asked to play this season.
That reportedly led to a training ground bust-up in Spanish between the pair, something which has left Digne’s future at Everton in doubt.
There is a growing feeling around the club that he could look to leave, potentially as early as January, and that Benitez would not be opposed to seeing that happen.
And according to Spazio Inter, should that happen, there may be two clubs in Italy willing to make a move.
The first is Inter, who are looking for a replacement for Ivan Perisic if he leaves and have looked at several names, with Digne one that has ‘started to circulate’ of late. They face competition from Juventus, though, who have been ‘monitoring’ the Frenchman’s situation for a long time.
There is also the potential option of a return to Spain, where Digne spent part of his career with Barcelona, as Atletico could also put themselves in the mix.
The left-back spot is one of the major problems for Diego Simeone’s side, and according to Fichajes, Digne is one of the ‘various options’ that the club’s management are looking at.
He already knows La Liga and would arrive either as a replacement for Renan Lodi or to provide competition to him. Any move would be a summer one, though, as he’d be ‘one of the big signings’ for the Spanish side.
Either way, they’re interested, as are Inter Milan and Juventus, should Digne decide his future lies away from Everton.