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Everton and Wolves target Almeida reportedly set to extend Benfica contract

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Everton and Wolves target Almeida reportedly set to extend Benfica contract

Everton and Wolves have both been credited with an interest in Benfica defender Andre Almeida, but Benfica are keen to tie him down.

Benfica defender Andre Almeida is set to sign an extended contract to ward off interest from Everton and Wolves, according to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, via Sport Witness.

They report that even though the 28-year-old still has three years remaining on his contract, he is set to sign an even longer deal amid Premier League interest.

The Sun reported this week that the Toffees and the Old Gold were both in the £10m chase for the right-back, as well as Leicester, Brighton and Southampton.

 

Everton need a longer term replacement for Seamus Coleman at right-back, while Wolves could do with some serious competition for the outstanding Matt Doherty.

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But for a player approaching the end of his 20s, another big contract should really spell the end of the English top flight interest.

Coleman improved – along with the rest of the Everton team – in the second half of the season and the likes of Jonjoe Kenny and Mason Holgate could yet develop into longer term options.

And if having no backup for Doherty is still the most pressing of Wolves’ concerns come the end of the transfer window, then Nuno Santo should be a very happy man indeed.

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