Everton are reportedly one of five teams interested in Porto defender Andre Almeida.
According to the Sun, the Toffees and Wolverhampton Wanderers are leading the race for the right-back’s signature.
It is understood that there is also interest from the Premier League trio of Southampton, Leicester City and Brighton.
The report details that Benfica’s right-sided flyer may be snapped up for just £10million and that the player has made it clear he wants to experience English football.
Almeida is an experienced defender that could be a major bargain at £10million for Marco Silva’s side if they win the race to sign him.
The full-back has just enjoyed an excellent campaign with Portuguese champions Benfica, where he won his fifth league crown and also played in the Champions League.
He chipped in with an eye-catching 12 assists to show his attacking qualities and he’s a great crosser of the ball.
£10million is a complete snip in today’s market, which is why Everton could pull off a masterstroke by bringing in such an experienced individual at that price.
Almeida has expressed a desire to play in England and should be in the peak years of his career right now.
30-year-old Seamus Coleman needs competition for next season and it looks a no-brainer for the Merseyside club to go all out for the Benfica defender.