According to The Sun, Everton are plotting a late move for Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Ake ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Manager Marco Silva wants to strengthen his defence following Phil Jagielka’s departure and Kurt Zouma’s return to Chelsea.
While the Catalan reckons £40 million could be enough to land the Bournemouth centre-back, both City and the Toffees could be dealt a huge blow.
The Cherries could demand a whopping £75 million for the signature of the former Chelsea man in order to dissuade Everton, and it will be interesting to see if they can get a deal over the line before tomorrow’s deadline.
Ake would most probably prefer to move to the Etihad Stadium, but he isn’t guaranteed regular playing minutes and could prefer a Goodison Park switch instead.
Silva’s side need to boost their ranks to have a chance of finishing in top-seven this term, and adding a quality centre-back like the Netherlands international will be a massive move.