Man Utd and Lazio linked with raid for Everton defender

Date published: Friday 20th May 2016 10:00 - James Marshment

Ramiro Funes-Mori: Linked with Everton departure

Manchester United are ready to battle it out with Lazio for Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori, according to reports in Italy.

The six-times capped Argentina defender moved to Everton last summer in a £9.5million transfer from River Plate and has established himself as a regular at Goodison Park having made 37 appearances this season.

But according to Italian outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi, the player has attracted plenty of attention and his stay on Merseyside could be a brief one, with a number of clubs having registered an interest

The newspaper believes Lazio have already made an enquiry to Everton about the defender’s availability – but they also claim Manchester United also have an interest in the centre-half and will be ready to move on if Everton give any indication they are willing to sell the player.

The player, who scored five goals for the Toffees this season, was also linked with Barcelona earlier this season, while the player himself admitted back in December that he was missing life in Argentina.

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