The centre-back is not in the first team plans of Everton manager Marco Silva, and the Toffees are keen to offload him in the summer.
Last season, he was out on loan at Ipswich Town, and he does not seem to have done well enough to convince Silva to give him a proper chance at Goodison Park.
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According to reports from the Liverpool Echo, Everton are in the market to sign a right-back, and Chelsea’s Reece James has been scouted on a number of occasions in recent months.
James enjoyed a brilliant individual campaign with Wigan Athletic in the Championship and played a huge part in keeping Paul Cook’s side up.
However, the Toffees have remained tight-lipped over the extent of their interest.