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Sport Everton interested in La Liga full-back

02:00  13 july  2018
02:00  13 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Chelsea interested in signing Porto forward Moussa Marega

  Chelsea interested in signing Porto forward Moussa Marega Chelsea have joined fellow Premier League clubs Everton, Tottenham and West Ham in the race to sign FC Porto striker Moussa Marega, according to reports. The 27-year-old has openly admitted that he wants to secure a move to the Premier League and the Mali international seemingly won’t be short of options when it comes to deciding which club to join. Marega scored 23 goals in 40 appearances for Porto last season, helping them win the Primeira Liga title but speaking last month, he told reporters how he wants to make a move to England, despite the success he’s had with the Portuguese side. He said: “For me, I think it’s the best time to try my luck elsewhere, to try something new, get to know a new league. The Premier League for example. It pains me to say this, because I’m very attached to this club, to its fans who give me a lot. I’ve liked [the Premier League] for a long time. Then again, who doesn’t? It’s a great league, with great players. It’s flattering when clubs are interested in you, but I’ve always dreamed of playing there. I want to be happy, with my family, in a league I love.” Porto are understandably in no rush to let Marega leave so any team who wants him will have to meet the reported €40m release clause that’s in his contract.

La Liga champions Barcelona could decide to sell Yerry Mina and Paco Alcacer with Premier League Everton reportedly heading the queue. Everton are reportedly interested in signing the Tottenham Hotspur full - back .

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Everton are interested in signing Barcelona defender Lucas Digne, as well as teammate Yerry Mina this summer.

New manager Marco Silva and director of football Marcel Brands have yet to make their mark on the Everton team they have inherited, but are both said to be desperate to refresh the squad with youth and quality and have been in contact with a number of ambitious targets.

Leading their list of defensive reinforcements is the Catalan club’s defensive duo, who have both struggled for minutes at the Nou Camp.

While the club’s pursuit of Mina has been frequently covered in the media, Digne is a relatively new name thrown in the mix, after Everton walked away from a deal for Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney.

Everton join Premier League rivals in hunt for €40m-rated forward

  Everton join Premier League rivals in hunt for €40m-rated forward Everton are one of several Premier League sides keen to sign Moussa Marega, with West Ham, Chelsea and Tottenham also interested in the Porto striker. According to reports, the 27-year-old has openly admitted that he wants to secure a move to the Premier League and the Mali international seemingly won’t be short of options when it comes to deciding which club to join. Marega scored 23 goals in 40 appearances for Porto last season, helping them win the Primeira Liga title but speaking last month, he told reporters how he wants to make a move to England, despite the success he’s had with the Portuguese side. He said: “For me, I think it’s the best time to try my luck elsewhere, to try something new, get to know a new league. The Premier League for example. It pains me to say this, because I’m very attached to this club, to its fans who give me a lot. I’ve liked [the Premier League] for a long time. Then again, who doesn’t? It’s a great league, with great players. It’s flattering when clubs are interested in you, but I’ve always dreamed of playing there. I want to be happy, with my family, in a league I love.” Porto are understandably in no rush to let Marega leave so any team who wants him will have to meet the reported €40m release clause that’s in his contract.

While friendlies against good opposition is a start, playing in La Liga would be the perfect build-up, if selected. The former Everton and Blackburn striker admits it will not be easy. Initial interest fades quickly when a star does not feature and resentment can result.

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The 24-year French left-back, who was on France’s stand-by list for the World Cup, is believed to keen on leaving Catalonia this summer, due in part to his limited minutes on the pitch since he moved to Spain.

Barcelona brought him to Spain from Paris Saint-Germain for around €16million in 2016, and after a promising start the Frenchman failed to establish himself as a permanent first-team fixture.

The Telegraph reports that Digne has asked to leave this summer, a request which is likely to be granted, with Everton williing to pay over £10million to sign the defender. Juventus are also believed to be interested.

Mina though, could be more difficult to land, with it not clear whether Barcelona want to sell or loan the 23-year old Colombian, although Everton are keen on securing a deal either way.

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Everton launch big-money move for French defender .
Everton are reportedly stepping up their pursuit of Barcelona defender Lucas Digne. It’s claimed by the Mirror that the Toffees have submitted a fresh offer worth £22 million for the left-back, who has endured a difficult period at Barcelona since his move from PSG. The Frenchman remains an important part of Barcelona’s plans, it’s believed, with Ernesto Valverde regarding him as a more than adequate deputy to starting left-back Jordi Alba. However, it seems Everton are making significant efforts to sign Digne from the La Liga champions, with a big bid having allegedly been lodged. The Blues are keen to sign a left-back this summer as they look to add depth to their defence, with Leighton Baines currently the club’s only senior option in the position. Marco Silva is reported to regard Digne as the ideal successor to Baines, with the former England international now in the twilight of his playing career at Goodison Park.

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