Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has confirmed that Barcelona want to sell reported Everton transfer target Jean-Clair Todibo.
It was recently reported by SPORT that the Toffees were closing in on a deal for the player. The report claims that Everton have offered £17.7 million for the player, with Barca wanting £22 million and a buyback option.
Todibo is currently on loan at Schalke 04 but Everton are seemingly at the front of the queue to sign him permanently.
Now, Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Balague has confirmed that Barcelona want to sell the Frenchman on his official YouTube channel.
Asked what Barcelona’s plans were for the 6ft 3ins former Toulouse star, he made it quite simple. Barcelona want to sell him.
Everton are of course in the process of trying to sign another central defender, with a move for Lille’s Gabriel seemingly in the pipeline.
However, other clubs across Europe are also monitoring the Brazilian, and Todibo would seemingly be a cheaper option.
It would certainly seem as though signing both centre-back options would be overkill from the Toffees so hopefully one of these top-class options arrive at Goodison Park in the next transfer window.