Report: Everton have made enquiries about signing Blaise Matuidi

France v Peru: Group C - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
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According to reports from The Mirror (transfer live blog, 04:59), Premier League duo – Everton and Manchester United – are interested in signing Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

Both the clubs have made official enquiries to Juventus over the signing of the French midfielder who is valued at £20 million.

Everton have signed Andre Gomes permanently from Barcelona this summer, but Marco Silva is still looking to bolster his midfield region.

The 2018 France World Cup winner is a world-class player and he would be a smart addition to the side.

Matuidi has won six league titles in his career — four with PSG and two with Juventus. He has a wealth of experience having represented the France national team 78 times.

At 32, he still has a lot of football to offer and would be a brilliant signing for either Everton or Manchester United.

However, it remains to be seen whether Everton are willing to match his asking price.

Matuidi has a contract with the Old Lady till 2020, and Everton should be looking to lower the price. It will be a fantastic piece of business if they manage to sign him.

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