Everton are reportedly keeping tabs on Sassuolo defender Gian Marco Ferrari as a potential transfer target this summer.
That is according to a report from Calciomercato. The report suggests that the Toffees are looking at the Italian as a potential reinforcement in their defensive department.
Carlo Ancelotti is said to be an admirer of the player and he would certainly be a more affordable option than some of the club’s other centre-back targets.
The report claims that he might be available for a fee in the region of €10 million (£9m), which is a big reduction compared to the fee that Everton would have to pay Lille or Barcelona respectively for apparent targets Gabriel and Jean-Clair Todibo.
No official approach has been made for the player, but the first contact has been made by Everton regarding his services.
It would, however, be an underwhelming transfer move from Everton. If they were linked in early 2018, when Ferrari was in fine form at loan club Sampdoria and in the Italian national squad, then this would have been an exciting possibility.
However, Ferrari is now 28-years-old and has battled thigh trouble throughout 2019-20, and no longer looks like an impressive get for Everton considering the standard of their previously reported centre-back targets this summer.