Everton explore £26m deal for Juventus star with Dyche considering exit of two high-profile players


Everton are reportedly exploring the possibility of signing Juventus centre-back Federico Gatti, as Sean Dyche looks to revamp his squad ahead of next season. 

This comes amid rumours that Yerry Mina and Wolves loanee Conor Coady will not be playing for the Toffees next season with the pair failing to impress the ex-Burnley manager.

With that in mind, Everton could look to bring in Gatti as some much-needed cover in defence, but it could cost them €30m (approx. £26.3m) to get a deal over the line.

This is according to SerieBNewswho claim that Everton, along with West Ham United, are considering making a move for the 24-year-old this summer.

Juventus signed Gatti for €7.5m, plus a further €2.25m in bonuses from Frosinone in January 2022, before immediately loaning him back to the Serie B club for the remainder of the season.

He was considered ‘the best defender’ in the division last term, but after returning from his loan spell, has struggled to break into Juve’s starting XI.

As a result, Gatti is thought to be willing to leave Allianz Stadium, but Everton will first have to meet his somewhat hefty price tag.

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Everton eye Gatti as Mina, Coady replacement

As noted in SerieBNews’ report, the Toffees are expected to part ways with Mina this summer, with the player failing to justify his £120,000 per week wage.

Indeed, since arriving from Barcelona in 2018, Mina has put in some admirable performances over the years but has seen his game time significantly limited by injury.

This season, the Colombia international has made just three Premier League appearances for the Toffees, so it hardly seems worth extending his current contract, which is set to expire at the end of the season.

However, Mina might not be the only centre-back Sean Dyche decides to part ways with this summer, with Wolves loanee Coady failing to do enough to convince the manager to keep him permanently, at least, so far.

The 30-year-old signed for Everton at the beginning of the campaign and was heavily utilised by Frank Lampard before he was sacked in January. 

However, since Dyche’s arrival, Coady has fallen behind Michael Keane in the pecking order, whose good performances recently will most likely keep him out of the team for the foreseeable future.

According to the Daily Mail, Everton will delay their decision on signing Coady until the end of the season, with the club having the option to buy him permanently for £5m.

Their business will, of course, be dependent on their Premier League survival, so Dyche will no doubt be putting all his effort into avoiding relegation before considering a big-money offer for Gatti.

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