RUMOURS: Everton express interest in Chelsea and Arsenal target Manolas

The 25-year-old has long been linked with a switch to the English top flight, with the Toffees the latest to make a move regarding a transfer

Everton are preparing a move for Roma defender Kostas Manolas this month, according to reports from Sky Italia.

The Greece international has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all said to be monitoring the centre-back’s situation.

Ronald Koeman is a big fan of Manolas, who has made 15 Serie A appearances for Roma  this season, and is keen to secure a deal as he continues to build on his inherited defensive unit.

The Everton boss has named Virgil van Dijk as his priority target in the winter window, but the £50 million valuation that Southampton have given him is likely to interrupt any potential bid.