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Report: Everton eyeing colossal centre-back who Liverpool tried to sign for £50m in winter

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Report: Everton eyeing colossal centre-back who Liverpool tried to sign for £50m in winter

Everton have reportedly “shifted attention” to Merih Demiral, a player who was heavily linked with Liverpool in the January transfer window.

The 23-year-old was said to be the subject of a bid by the Reds – who were in the midst of a defensive injury crisis – at the start of the year.

According to Sport Mediaset, Liverpool submitted a bid of 57 million Euro (around £50million) in hope of signing the Juventus defender.

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However, the Serie A giants reportedly rejected Liverpool’s advances, and the Anfield side went on to sign Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak.

Now, Juve are apparently interested in a player on Everton’s books – Moise Kean, who joined the Toffees from the Turin club and has been shining on loan at Paris Saint-Germain.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Juve are contemplating a player-plus-cash bid for the Italian.

 

Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot and Federico Bernardeschi are mentioned as potential makeweights, but the Toffees are mentioned as being interested in Demiral.

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Demiral is a high-calibre defender who stands a mighty 6ft 3in tall and has been compared to the likes of Giorgio Chiellini and Nemanja Vidic.

However, he has struggled for game time at the Allianz Stadium amid a series of injuries, including a cruciate ligament injury last year.

With Demiral’s contract running until 2024, Juve’s hand is strong – but given Kean is also reportedly valued at £50million, the Toffees could well fancy their chances.

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